Photography for Kids: Project-Based Beginner Photography
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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
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4.2 (269 ratings)
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Last updated 5/2017
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  • 2 hours on-demand video
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  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Take better photos with any camera you have
  • Shoot better photos with basic composition skills
  • Learn the basic history and technique of photography
  • Practice basic photography skills over 12 weeks of lessons
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  • You need no prior photography knowledge. We'll start with the basics and have fun with all of our projects.
  • While not required, having some sort of camera (digital, a phone with a camera, disposable, etc) would allow the student to take part in all of the adventures

Do you want your kid(s) to learn about photography? 

This is the perfect photography course for anyone brand new to photography. 

This project-based class is ideal for kids, home schoolers, and anyone wanting to learn about photography in a fun way. 

What makes me qualified to teach you?

My name is Phil and I'm the creator of some of the world's most popular photography courses - with over 150,000 students and thousands of 5-star reviews like these ones for this course:

My Boy have just loved this course. Every week we completed a new project. My youngest is only 7 and he completed every project and had and awsome time doing it. fantastic introduction to photography. - Nicci Mcdonald

This is a very user friendly class. The weekly projects are easily adaptable to the age of the student. Without specific assignments it's easily to overlook all that there is to see in the world. Looking over, under, around, and through truly helps us see and understand objects we normally walk by every day. - Jennifer Overeem

We really enjoyed it. Thanks! - Ali Riggs

My Promise to You

I'll be here for you every step of the way. If you have any questions about the course content or anything related to this topic, you can always post a question in the course or send me a direct message. 

I want to make this the best Kids Photography course. So if there is any way I can improve this course, just tell me and I'll make it happen.

What's this course all about?

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: Most of this course is broken into projects (or as we like to say, photo adventures!). 

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.

Here are the Photo Adventures:

  • What's in Your House?
  • Architecutre - What's That?
  • Animals and Pets
  • Family Portraits
  • Plants and Nature
  • Bug's Eye View
  • Photo Scavenger Hunt
  • Be a Photojournalist for a Day
  • Photo Walk
  • A-Z Photo Find
  • Pick-a-Color
  • Photo Journal

All lessons are downloadable! You can take the entire course with you! Download it to your computer, tablet, or smartphone. Or connect to it wherever you have an internet connection.

Instructor Availability: Phil is always available through the course page for any questions or concerns. We will get back to you within 1-2 business days, but most likely sooner! We are also available to grade your child's work, so that they can get homeschool credit, or credit for an extracurricular class.

By the end of this course, your kids will have a better understanding of how cameras work, how to take better pictures, and will have had lots of fun on our Photo Adventures!

With our 30-day 100% money back guarantee, there is nothing holding you back from jumping in right now and trying the course out.

Go ahead and click the enroll button, and I'll see you in lesson 1!



Who is the target audience?
  • Children with no prior photography experience
  • Anyone interested in learning the basics of photography and have fun doing so
  • Kids Ages 4-13+
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Curriculum For This Course
19 Lectures
Course Introduction
4 Lectures 27:50
In this lesson, Anthony and Phil tell you what you can expect to learn in this class.
Preview 03:57

In this lesson, we'll learn about the history of photography.
Preview 10:51

In this lesson, we'll talk about camera basics.
Camera Basics

In this lesson, we'll talk about how to properly compose an image.
Taking Pictures 101
Photo Adventures
12 Lectures 01:36:47
In this adventure, we'll take photos of our household objects in interesting ways.

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Project 1: Household Items

In this adventure, we'll take some cool photos of architecture.

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Project 2: Architecture

In this adventure, we'll take photos of our pets or stuffed animals!

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Project 3: Animals and Pets

In this adventure, we'll create a family tree with our new photos.

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Project 4: Family Portraits

In this adventure, we'll take some beautiful photographs of plants and nature.

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Project 5: Plants and Nature

In this adventure, we'll take some photos from the perspective of a bug!

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Project 6: Bug's Eye View

In this adventure, we'll go on a photo scavenger hunt! Download the list of items in the supplementary materials section.

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Project 7: Photo Scavenger Hunt

Project 8: Be a Photojournalist for one Day

In this adventure, we'll go on a photo walk and take pictures of all the interesting things around your neighborhood.

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Project 9: The Photo Walk

In this adventure, we'll photograph things from A to Z!

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Project 10: A-Z Photo Find

Project 11: Pick-a-Color

Project 12: Photo Journal/Diary
Course Wrap Up
3 Lectures 08:18
Here's our top tips for becoming a better photographer.
Final Photography Tips

Thank you for taking our course, we'll tell you what the next step in your photography journey is!
Thank You & What's Next?

This lecture contains some amazing discounts to other courses that you might be interested in to further your knowledge.

Bonus Lecture: What's Next for You?
About the Instructor
Phil Ebiner
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Best Selling Instructor, 300,000+ Students

My passion is inspiring people through online courses. I love learning new skills, and since 2012 have been teaching people like you everything I know. Through my online learning business, Video School Online, I create courses that teach you how to become the better version of yourself with all kinds of skills.

What would you like to learn?

Would you like to make money teaching online courses?

Would you like to build your own 6-figure business?

Would you like to learn motion graphics in After Effects?

Would you like to learn how to shoot & edit videos like a pro?

Would you like to take better photographs?

Would you like to design better presentations, create a great resume, colorize black & white photographs, brew beer, adopt a cat, edit photos in Lightroom, launch a freelance career?

If you want to do any of these things, just enroll in the course. You have a 30-day money back guarantee if you don't like it. And I'm always improving my courses so that they stay up to date and the best that they can be. Check them out, and enroll today!


I've always tried to live life presently and to the fullest. Some of the things I love to do in my spare time include mountain biking, nerding out on personal finance, traveling to new places, watching sports (huge baseball fan here!), and sharing meals with friends and family. Most days you can find me spending quality time with my lovely wife and our cat.

In 2011, I graduated with my Bachelor of Arts in Film and Television Production at Loyola Marymount University - one of the top 10 film schools in the country. While there, I was fortunate to make documentaries in Switzerland, Germany, Mexico, and India. After graduating, I worked at Participant Media shooting and editing short-form documentaries for their website TakePart. I followed that stint with a contract at Stanbridge College where I discovered online learning. I helped pioneer their online school there. Most recently, I spent 2 years working at University of California Berkeley with the media team. Throughout this time I built my Video School Online brand to teach others the skills that I have. In May of 2015, I left the 9-5 world to make my own path. Since then, I've made more money, worked fewer hours, and only have done the things I love each day.

I want to show you how to be a better creator, make money from your creations, and live the life you dreamed of.

Anthony Ebiner
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avid reader, likes building things, student

My name is Anthony. I'm an avid reader, reading at least one new book per week. I love learning new things, and seeing how things work. I love building things and coming up with new projects for my family.

My expertise comes in the form of photography and inventing. I've been taking photos for years and believe I can teach kids how to take great photos. I also invent new games and play them with my family. You will learn a lot from my classes, I guarantee it! Each of my courses contains engaging and high quality content for you to enjoy.

Please feel free to message me if you have any questions pertaining to a class.

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