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Photography for Kids: Project-Based Beginner Photography

12 weeks of adventure projects make this the perfect course for kids and beginners to learn how to use a camera properly


Are you looking for an art class for your kids, but don't know how to teach it? Does photography sound like a fun and useful class? Do you want to develop your child's creative and critical thinking skills? Photography for Kids is the perfect solution. This project-based class is ideal for kids, home schoolers, and anyone wanting to learn about photography in a fun way. This course contains an entire section on the history of photography and basic photography techniques. This will give your kids (ideally ages 4-13) a great base for jumping into our weekly projects where they will actually be going out and practicing their photography. 12 Weeks of Adventures: The bulk of this class is broken into weekly projects. Each lesson contains and introduction to the project with photography tips tailored to the assignment. We'll explain what the project entails and get the kids excited for it. Then, we follow Anthony (our co-instructor and model student) around, as he does the adventure on his own. Finally, each lesson culminates in a photo review where photography-expert Phil discusses some of Anthony's best shots, and gives tips on how to improve them. Each weekly lesson with the video lesson and the actual practice should take from 30-60 minutes.
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  • Course Introduction
    Introduction to Class
    In this lesson, Anthony and Phil tell you what you can expect to learn in this class.
    Camera History Lesson
    In this lesson, we'll learn about the history of photography.
    Camera Basics
    In this lesson, we'll talk about camera basics.
    Taking Pictures 101
    In this lesson, we'll talk about how to properly compose an image.
  • Weekly Projects (aka Adventures)
    Project 1: Household Items
    In this adventure, we'll take photos of our household objects in interesting ways. Music provided by: http://incompetech.com/
    Project 2: Architecture
    In this adventure, we'll take some cool photos of architecture. Music provided by: http://incompetech.com/
    Project 3: Animals and Pets
    In this adventure, we'll take photos of our pets or stuffed animals! Music provided by: http://incompetech.com/
    Project 4: Family Portraits
    In this adventure, we'll create a family tree with our new photos. Music provided by: http://incompetech.com/
    Project 5: Plants and Nature
    In this adventure, we'll take some beautiful photographs of plants and nature. Music provided by: http://incompetech.com/
    Project 6: Bug's Eye View
    In this adventure, we'll take some photos from the perspective of a bug! Music provided by: http://incompetech.com/
    Project 7: Photo Scavenger Hunt
    In this adventure, we'll go on a photo scavenger hunt! Download the list of items in the supplementary materials section. Music provided by: http://incompetech.com/
    Project 8: Be a Photojournalist for one Day
    Project 9: The Photo Walk
    In this adventure, we'll go on a photo walk and take pictures of all the interesting things around your neighborhood. Music provided by: http://incompetech.com/
    Project 10: A-Z Photo Find
    In this adventure, we'll photograph things from A to Z! Music provided by: http://incompetech.com/
    Project 11: Pick-a-Color
    Project 12: Photo Journal/Diary
  • Course Wrap Up
    Final Photography Tips
    Here's our top tips for becoming a better photographer.
    Thank You & What's Next?
    Thank you for taking our course, we'll tell you what the next step in your photography journey is!


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