The beauty of the Northern Hills will be the backdrop for the Black Hills State University summer camp for high school students interested in expanding their photography skills.

The BHSU Summer Photography Adventure, open to high school students who have competed 10th grade or recent graduates, is scheduled for June 3-4.

Steve Babbitt, BHSU professor of photography, said the camp is a chance for high school students to take their photography skills and images to a higher level.

 “We will cover basic camera handling and composition, and hopefully students will come away with a level of excitement they had not experienced as well as images they are happy with,” said Babbitt who will be instructing the camp with Jerry Rawlings, assistant professor of mass communications. Both Babbitt and Rawlings are renowned photography professionals.

The camp will include some classroom time as well as a field trip to a location in the Northern Hills. Students are asked to bring their own cameras, preferably not cell phone cameras. 

BHSU will be offering additional summer camps for middle and high school students on the following topics: business, art, drafting, history, science, and creativity and critical thinking.

For more information or to sign up for any of the academic summer camps go to www.BHSU.edu/summercamps or contact Hasina Ahmad at 605.642.6427 or Hasina.Ahmad@BHSU.edu.