Many kids today have an early exposure to the use of cameras, all thanks to the advancement of technology. For some kids, smartphones and tablet are their personal DSLR but how about taking this to the next step? With cameras kids can learn not only how to take photos, but also develop different skills!
Here are 4 Reasons why your kids should learn photography!
1. Creating Memories
Photography is a great opportunity to find something new or interesting. Photography allows you to have a physical copy of that memory or amazing experience. Looking at photographs allows your kids to reflect on these experiences, it maybe years from now, but now they now have a copy of that memory. So why not let your kids walk around snapping as many images as they can because in the end it will be something they will look back on and enjoy the memory with a smile on their face.
2. Express Creativity
Photography is one of the most creative art forms as it allows the camera holder to show their view of the world. This is great for kids as they shoot from the ground up and find new things to capture as they mature. Photography can be one of the most rewarding skills especially when a child can visually see their skills change over time. A great way to do this is to ask them to photograph the same object once a year and you can see their skills and creativity evolve.
3. Develop Different Skills
Kids can develop both hard and soft skills through photography activities. Before taking a picture, there are many different elements to think about such as lighting, angle, positioning and so much more. These are skills that will be learnt over time but is something even a young photographer will think about. Communication is key with photography as they learn to share and explain their photos to either their piers or yourself improving communications skills. Over all out side of the skills of taking an image, there are many other skills involved in photography that are great for kids!
4. Build Self-Esteem
Self-confidence and social skills are key for every child to work on as a child for when they grow older and are prepared for the future. Photography is a great tool to improve these skills all while having fun taking photos with friends and family. To share their pictures allows your child to feel proud of what they have created and connect with others.