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!

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