How to teach photography to your kids and advice on how to enter the PTA Reflections Art Contest
If your children haven’t had much interaction with a camera or cell phone camera – you might want to start with a little informal photography time with just you and your kiddo.
Start with a walk together and challenge your kiddo to find something to photograph.
Let them capture a photo of it and then you snap a photo of the same thing – from a different angle.
Talk about how the photos are different and the same. Then look for new things to photograph~!!!
The most important thing to keep in mind when going out to take pictures with your child?
Allow them to lead, foster a spirit of curiosity, and have fun!
And after you’ve built up their skills and hopefully a passion for such a wonderful hobby – you can challenge them to think about how to Pre-PLAN a photo….
Brainstorm how they will plan a photo for this year’s Reflections Contest
The Theme is:
“I Matter Because”
After they have some ideas – then consider how to illustrate that as a “story” that you can photograph.
After you have your story plan, start taking photos!
Photography is a fun, lifelong hobby – so don’t think of this as a one time thing for your contest entry.
Here are some fun activities to do together with your children behind the lens any day:
*Find and capture a favorite color
*Snap silly selfies
*Go on a photo scavenger hunt
*Make a photo art journal
*Print and display their photos
Just keep photographing!
Please let me know if you need any help or advice.
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