My 8 year old daughter is interested in photography. She has a great eye for details and enjoys the time when she can use “MY” camera for projects.
For this digital photography challenge for kids, I asked her to capture images on the camera to represent ZERO.
“Ummm, that’s impossible. How can you photograph zero?”
I just smiled, shrugged my shoulders, and handed her the camera.
The Zero Digital Photography Challenge:
Here are some of her digital photography shots for the zero photography challenge.
There are zero seedlings sprouted in this pan.
There are zero puzzle pieces on the board.
There are zero pencils ready to write in my journal.
There are zero letters in the mailbox.
Extending the Zero Digital Photography Challenge:
Our next project is learning how to put the photos together for a photo book using Shutterfly!
I helped her to upload her favorite photos on the site and selected an easy to work with page layout.
One picture and one sentence.
This will then add some vocabulary and writing to the technology activity. After she is done, we will go back and edit the sentences for grammar and strengthen the vocabulary.
Here is how the book looks in the first stages in Shutterfly editor:
They have customizable photo book options . Shutterfly is my family’s go-to site for making photo books, holiday cards, and pictures. If you sign up for their e-mails, they will send AMAZING coupons too!
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Anne at Left Brain Craft Brain says
Very fun challenge! Finding ways to show zero efinitely gets the wheels turning for kids AND adults.
Amanda Boyarshinov says
Thanks Anne! It was neat to see her "light blulb" go on after the first idea. Then, for the next few days she would randomly say – "This would make a great zero photograph." It sure required some out of the box thinking!
Oh what a neat idea! My son is really interested in photography too. (Probably because I'm always taking photos!)
I actually wrote a blog post with some of his photos. Warning: he's only four. http://glimmersnaps.com/photography-kids/
It never occurred to me to give him a challenge. I'm so going to try this tomorrow. Maybe something a little easier than zero…
Amanda Boyarshinov says
Thanks Glimmersnaps for stopping by. Giving challenges helps kids focus and encourages creative thinking. It's hard with 4 year olds because they are learning how to master the cameras, but some can definately do challenges, try a color or a number first. Ie) Photos of RED only! See what he can find!
Devany LeDrew says
LOVE this! So smart of you AND her!
What a fun idea. And your daughter’s photographs are actually great! Really impressive for an 8 year old.