kids with cameras…

Am giving photography classes this year again. We begin with portraits, but initially am just trying to get the kids to understand about the importance of the direction of their source light, how to stand properly to reduce camera shake and how to focus. With portraiture they can also learn about composition and the difference between the snapshot of a pal and something that tells us a little more about the character.

Here often the girls and boys have some very rigid and defined conceits as to the roles of girls and boys even in education. I really like to teach photography as there are no gender preconceptions, everyone is the photographer and everyone is the subject and much of the theory of subject matter and composition can be applied to other art disciplines…


Bear in mind these are the first efforts for some of these kids, aged 9 -15, some of the images are really great…I love these two in particular:

more great images taken by the kids:

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this last one is taken by myself  but spot the budding photographer in the background!


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