My eight year old loves to take the “kid” camera out and just explore. She sees things totally different than I do and it amazes me what she is interested in. Plus she is very vocal about her thought process which I find really cute. She likes to do still life photography with me and tell me she is going to “spice” up my set ups! Which she usually does! She added the hand and knife with the apple… ha! Such an eight year old thing to do.
Photography is something we like doing together. It is great to go out on an adventure, seek out something interesting, and having good time together. But we know that if you don’t feel comfortable with using a camera most likely you don’t feel comfortable teaching your kids how to use theirs.
We are hosting a kid’s photography class on August. 8th from 2-3:30 at the Kansas History Museum. While many kids have been to the museum many times, we bet they haven’t looked at the pictures and learned about photography. Sometimes we glance quickly at old pictures not realizing important pictures were early on and how you didn’t have very many taken in your lifetime. Which kids now days can’t even understand. A quick look at their cell phone will tell you they have at least 10 photos of themselves each day!
This class is a beginner class and while we love kids bringing cameras to learn on a handheld device will work to! We are going to cover kinds of light and how to find the best light. Lighting is especially important with handheld devices since many have limited settings. We will also cover composition to help kids make stronger images. There are a few simple concepts which can turn an ok image into a great image.
Lastly we are going to head out “into the woods” and explore the trails at the museum. Kids will complete a photo scavenger hunt with their parent! They will get to use their cameras, find light, and practice composition.
This is a great class to bring a small homeschool group or gather a few other parents! This class is for kids ages 10-16 years old. Tickets are $40.00 for one student and one parent and $25.00 for an additional child.