30-Day Photography Challenge for Kids
BY DYAN ROBSON, AND NEXT COMES L
May 1, 2017
My youngest son, K, has been showing a strong interest in photography over the past year or so. He will often grab my phone and snap photos whenever he feels like it, which is great because he has captured some really wonderful photos of me. And like many moms, I'm hardly in photos so it's nice to have these photos that he has taken.
Lately though, his passion for photography has grown to wanting to learn how to use my DSLR camera. Sometimes he even snipes it from me while we are doing activities and asks me to play and pose with the activities! Life as a child of a blogger, I suppose.
To encourage my son's interest, we have been doing some photography challenges. I give him a prompt and then he comes up with what he wants to photograph to fit that prompt. So if your child is also interested in photography, then this list of 30 photography prompts for kids is perfect for them!
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All you'll need for this photography challenge is a camera that your child can handle on their own. It doesn't matter if it's a point and shoot camera, a smartphone, or a DSLR camera.
Now take this list of prompts and let your kids get clicking!
- someone you love
- your pet
- a favourite toy
- a plant
- a favourite book
- a favourite game
- a piece of art
- a fruit
- looking out the window
- a closeup of an object
- a closeup of a person
- something green
- something brown
- something pink
- something black
- something blue
- something yellow
- something orange
- something soft
- something hard
- a reflection in a mirror
- something you've made
- a silly face
- a photo taken upside down
Here are some of K's photographs that he's recently taken as part of this photography challenge. He's only five, but I must admit, some of his photographs simply blow me away. I'm excited to see how this passion, as well as his photography skills, develop over the years!
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