Thing 1: Taking a picture of yourself in a mirror is hard.
Thing 2: Trying to teach your ten-year-old to take THEIR own picture in a mirror is, confusingly, harder.
Thing 3, kind of related to things 1 and 2: It’s photography week for our Summer Camp at Home!
All of my kids love taking photos, so this week I thought I’d offer them some more-focused activities with the camera.
Older kids might like reading this list of professional photographers’ best tips at National Geographic Kids.
We can check out these 13 digital photography lessons for kids together.
Playing with photos
There’s plenty for smaller kids to do with photos too, even if they can’t quite handle the camera yet.
– We might use our portraits as a jumping-off point for more art making.
– We could make ourselves into bookmarks.
– Or pose as our heroes.
And the littlest ones can always be our photography subjects. I think that will work out perfectly.
More summer fun
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