Digital Photography for Kids

A fun beginners digital photo course for kids using a digital camera, phone, or tablet to create amazing photos
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  • Lectures 28
  • Length 1.5 hours
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 10/2015 English

Course Description

Photography for Kids: is a beginners digital photography course where kids will have fun learning about photography and their cameras. In this fun photography, course kids will learn to create amazing photographs. Beginning with a flash- back through photo history. Then explore how to choose the best settings on their camera. Kids will also discover how to compose and creative unique images using camera angles and the zoom.

This Lively, Fun, and Informative Beginners Digital Photography Course For Kids Is Designed for Children Between The Ages of 7 to 12. Kids Will Find Inspiration and Lessons to Help Learn and Create Amazing Photographs With a Digital Camera, Tablet, or Camera Phone.

  • Discover how photography changed the world
  • Learn to use common camera icons: such as portrait, landscape, and motion
  • Practice creating sharp in focus photographs
  • Create amazing photographs by varying angles
  • Recognize technical photography terms and understand their meanings
  • Select the best resolution on your camera
  • Express your emotions and your feeling with your photographs

Imagine, Learn & Create

An entertaining and easy to understand digital photography course where, children will explore new ideas and complete practice activities to develop their creative photography skills

Content and Overview

Do you know a child who loves photography, but you lack the creative skills or technical knowledge to explain the camera settings? Why not learn from a fun - loving animated photography expert?

A captivating beginner’s photography course that is designed for kids. This course is perfect for the child who loves to take photographs, or would just like to learn. The course was developed with a mixture of engaging animation, captivating graphics, and inspirational digital photography to entertain while learning. Kids will create amazing photographs, explore their camera settings, and discover photo history. In addition, I‘ll challenge them with questions and give them activities to motivate and practice their new skills. There are also colorful fun printable certificates at the end of each section to acknowledge their progress and accomplishments. By the end of the course, their photographs will scream WOW! And they will be on their way to becoming an awesome photographer.

What are the requirements?

  • Budding Shutterbugs can use any device that will take a photograph. This can be a compact camera, a point & shoot, an SLR camera, a tablet, or a phone. In addition, open eyes, open minds, and a cheerful sense of humor are encouraged.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Discover how photography changed the world - with a flash back through photo history.
  • Practice how to create sharp in focus photographs using the “focal lock” technique
  • Create amazing photographs by varying angles, such as a “Bugs Eye View” or a “Bird’s Eye View”.
  • Recognize common camera icons: such as portrait, landscape, and motion and apply them to their photography
  • Explore - “Up Close and Personal” by using the zoom.
  • Feel confident in the proper way to hold a camera, to eliminate blurry photographs.
  • Recognize technical photography terms and understand their meanings, such as under and over exposure.
  • Explore the difference between a snapshot and a composed photo by learning about the “Rule of Thirds”
  • Select the best resolution on your camera for emails, posting on line and printing
  • Express your emotions and your feeling with your photographs

What is the target audience?

  • Do you know a child who loves photography, but you lack the creative skills or technical knowledge to explain the camera settings? Why not learn from a fun loving animated photography expert? This lively, informative, and up-to-date course on creating amazing photographs with a digital camera; tablet or camera phone will appeal to kids age’s six to twelve. There are activities at the end of each section to help kids practice the lesson material, it is suggested that they are able to read or have someone to assist them in reading the activity sheets.

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Curriculum

Section 1: Introduction
02:07

Welcome & Find Out About All The Cool Things You Will Be Learning!

This fun beginning level photography course teaches kid to create amazing unique photographs, learn about camera settings, and explore photo history. Why not learn from a fun loving animated photography expert? This lively, informative, and up-to-date course on creating amazing photographs with a digital camera; tablet or camera phone will appeal to kids age’s six to twelve.

02:10

Discover how photography changed the world - with a flash back through photo history. We will also ponder and explore the ideas behind what you like to photograph!

03:48

Ever wonder who's idea photography was? Did you know it started way before the camera was invented? Want to find more about how artist created work before photography? Just click on the lesson to start discovering!

06:51

Wondering what the first photography looked like? Can you guess how many hours it took to take the picture? There are also many types of early photographic processes, why not click on the next lesson to view some cool historic photographs and find out a whole lot more!

06:46

Imagine if you had only one photograph to share! Learn how this changed. We will step into the changing world, where photographers discovered how to create multiple copies of a photograph using film and negatives.

08:44

Change my world!

We’ll explore the change from black and white to color photographs and from the old to the new. Right up to digital photography. Did you know the first digital photograph was not made with a camera? If you want to see the image and find out how it was made, just click on the next lesson and let the fascination begin.

1 page
“What’s the Story” - A photo activity that reflects on the course lessons from photo history. In addition, this activity challenges your imagination as you learn how to read a picture.
1 page

Printable Photo History Award

You’re a Jr. Professor! In addition, your knowledge of the photo history will help you recognize all types of early photographic processes, like the tin type. It may even inspire you to become a photo collector.

So print out your Photo History Award and display it proudly!

Section 2: The Camera
02:02

Wondering what camera to use? We will cover what type of equipment you can use for the course. Such as a compact camera, SLR, camera phone, or tablet.

03:26

Learn the parts of your camera and see examples of the camera icons found on phones or tablets. We will also talk about the importance of light in photography.

06:49

Explore your cameras setting and modes. Such as portrait, landscape and motion. Knowing when to use these settings will help you create awesome photos.

04:02

Tired of blurry photographs? The easiest way to correct this is having the right grip on your camera. Start is by becoming a human tripod. Just click on the lesson and find out how!

1 page

Ready “Settings” Go!

It’s always a good idea to get to know how your own camera works. This activity will guide you in practicing the settings on your camera such as landscape, macro, and portrait.

1 page

Printable Award for the Camera Expert

Feel confident in your knowledge of your camera settings. Now you can even help your parents use their cameras.

Print it out - Show it off - You’ve earned it!


Section 3: Focus
06:10

Step- by- Step instructions for the using the “focal lock”. In addition, learn some new photography terms, such as “the subject” and “soft focus” that you can use when describing a photograph. Just a few more way to impress everyone with your photo knowledge!

1 page

Stay Focused!

Getting your camera to focus on just the right area, may take a little practice. Here’s an activity to help you “Get Focused”, by practicing using the focal lock technique.

1 page

Are you feeling sharp or dreamy today?

Either way – you now have earned the Expert Focus Award.

Remember you can add a sharp or soft focus to your images to help express how you feel!

Print It Out & Be Proud Of Your New Knowledge

Section 4: Composition – What To Include And Where To Place It!
05:29

What rule? Ever heard of the Rule of Thirds? Watch and find out how following a simple rule that looks like a tic-tac- toe- board, can help you create amazing photographs.

1 page

Play By The Rules Activity

Rules can have a bad rap, but this rule can be a good thing. Using the “Rule of Thirds” will help improve your composition, and I know you want to take some amazing photographs. So give the activity it a try, There’s nothing wrong with a rule that help you create better photos!

1 page

Printable Award for those who follow the “Rule” of thirds.

You’re now a “Play by the Rules” Expert. Knowing when to use the Rule of Thirds and when to break can be fun!

Print out your Award – point it out to others and share you new knowledge of the "Rule of Thirds".

Section 5: Zooms and Angles
07:26

Zany Zooms and Awesome Angles

Want to create cool clever photos? Find out how zooming- in and using camera angles will help you create fantastic photographs. In addition, you will learn a few new terms such as “eye-level” and “below – eye level”.

1 page

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Point of View practice Activity

Choose to become a bird or a bug and let’s see your “Point Of View

Try this activity to create different camera angles and add emotions to your photograph such as feeling shy or powerful.

1 page

Printable Award for the Zany & Awesome Photographer

Zany Zooms and Awesome Angles are now your specialty. Use these techniques and add the “WOW” factor to your photographs.

Print out your award and display it, because you are Awesome!

Section 6: What’s Resolution? and Why Do I Need To Know!
09:41

What Are Pixels And Resolution? and Why You Need To Know!

Here’s a hint, it has to do with making prints, posting on the internet and sending emails.

Find out the answers and so much more in this lesson.

1 page

This activity is designed for you to practice choosing the correct resolution for prints and emails. In addition, want a cool display your printed photographs? I’ll show you a way, called a memory jar and it’s really easy to do!

1 page

Printable Award for Resolution Expert

It’s official you’re an expert in making choices in Resolution.

You now know when to choose a small resolution or a large in your camera settings.

Print out your award – to proclaim your awesome expertise.

Section 7: Almost Done, But Not Quite Yet!
02:50

Consider all that you have learned about creating photographs and how it will change the way you:

  • Hold your camera
  • Focus your camera
  • Frame your subject

And

“See Your World”

1 page

Want to learn more?

Here’s a document that you can download with links to cool websites for you to discover even more about photography. There are also links to view awesome images, and enter contests!

Don’t be shy give it a try!

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Instructor Biography

Jeannie Taylor, Photographer/ Digital Media Instructor

Jeannie Taylor has significant experience in digital and traditional photography and is an accomplished artist in the manipulation of digital images. She ran her own studio/photography gallery for twelve years, as a part of Art Center South Florida on the famed Lincoln Road Mall. Jeannie Taylor holds a BA from The University of South Florida and an MFA in photography and digital imaging from the University of Miami. She is a former instructor of photography at the University of Miami and Barry University, where she taught classes in black & white photography, color photography, and digital imaging. She currently teaches for an online college in the Interactive Media Design department. In addition, she runs her own Photography/Digital media company. Excited about sharing her passion of photography and digital art, with her own daughter, she was inspired to use her talents to create fun online classes for kids.

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