Digital cameras are widely used in today’s life style– if you can allow your children to have access to a camera from time to time and that they understand its basic functions. The increase in the use of photography offers children new opportunities to notice and appreciate their surroundings.
• Take a walk around the outside areas and encourage them to look for signs of life. Even if you don’t have a garden, or a patch of grass, there will be something!
• Demonstrate how to get close to the subject of the photograph and to use the zoom facility on the camera to ‘edit’ what they can see.
• Although cameras make it easy for us to ‘point and click’, there are still decisions to be made. Talk to children about the decisions they are making, particularly with regard to composition, encourage them to describe what it is they are interested in photographing and why.
• Back At home you can display the photographs in your home and also send them to me. Josephl6@hwbmail.net
Explain that this is the next part of the editing process: they need to decide which images to keep and which to delete.