It’s no secret that I love photography and the way it’s helped me face my fears as a mom head on and seek gratitude even on the craziest of days.
Lately I’ve been trying to find more creative photography projects for my preschooler and I to do together behind the lens. Because I know if photography can help me come back to ‘center’ it can certainly help her too.
Photography Projects for Kids
This is the start of a little series of photography projects for kids that I will be sharing here on Creative With Kids. As a former elementary school teacher whose expertise is in technology my brain is constantly trying to grasp how to turn any activity, especially those using a device, into a learning activity.
Today I’m bringing one of our most recent camera connecting activities to you in the hopes that it inspires you to pick up a camera WITH your kids.
Kidtographie Lesson 1: Take 5 Photos with Your Kids
1) Prepare. Grab a camera, any camera will do, but for the younger kiddos a smartphone or point and shoot might be easiest.
2) Photograph. Go on a walk with your child(ren) and find 5 things to photograph. Once you identify the object or location you want to take a picture of you should each snap one photo of the same thing.
Isn’t it fun to see the two different perspectives – sometimes we forget how different the world looks to our kids! That pony is up much higher when you are three.
3) Review. When you’re done, take a peek at your results! Download the photos onto a computer screen or print them out.
4) Discuss. This is probably one of the most important parts of this assignment. See how you can compare and contrast how you each see the world differently. What’s the same and what’s different with your images?
By Brie – Age 3
5) Display. Be sure to celebrate your time together by hanging the images someplace special, and enjoy this moment of easy connection with your family.
Once you try out this kid photography project, I’d love for you to share an image or two with us on Beryl Young Facebook Page!
This lesson was originally published in Momtographie, a completely free digital magazine with tips and tricks to love your photos and your life. You can snag the Winter 2014 issue right here: Momtographie Winter Magazine