Photography is a great activity to get started with your kids at a young age. The art of capturing images is known to help boost your child’s creativity and independence as they explore the world of photography. Here is our list of some activities you can do with your kid/s or teens to get them interested in photography!
1. Provide Them With the Tools
Providing your child with a camera that they can call their own and not being afraid of being broken is key to your child’s success in photography. Providing them with this will give the child independence and promote curiosity towards their new camera. Wondering what type of camera to take a look a to our blog post on What Camera To By For Kids / Teen.
2. Experiments At Home
Kids love experiments! Whether it be from science class to at-home activities and is a great way for kids to get some hands-on learning. This applies to photography as well, here is a list of different photography at-home experiments you can do with your kids: Photo Projects From Home.
3. Photo Challenge
Photo challenges are a great way to keep your child entertained as well as a way to ensure they continue to practise their photography skills. Not too sure what to do your challenge on? Here is our blog post on Photo Challenges That Will Help Improve Your Photography.
4. Show Them Interesting Photographs
Instagram is a great place for photo inspiration, keeping updated with friends and sharing photography from all around the world. To inspire your child find an account that shares both photography and a subject of interest for your child in common. This could be anything from adventure pages, food, toys or holiday-themed accounts. Not too sure where to start take a look at our Instagram for some great tips and inspiration @GTAPhotoCamps.
5. Road Trip
Road trips are a great way to enjoy some family time, experience something new and giving your child the chance to explore. With many new experiences and exploring your new destinations, this is a great time to bring your cameras along as it will be something you defiantly want to photograph for memories of your trip.
6. Scavenger Hunt
Scavenger hunts are something every kid loves and is sure to keep them entertained for hours. Either chose different noticeable items around your neighbourhood or the house and give the hunters of a list of what to find and a camera to take photos of the objects instead of collecting them.
7. Try a Polaroid Camera
Polaroid cameras are a great way to show the benefits of photography through instant results and hands-on learning tactics. With this camera, their photograph will be instantly printed out which will be exciting for them to see their images and will now be able to keep it as a memory. Display the photos they capture either in a scrapbook or on a wall and compliment them on each one, this will encourage them to take more.
8. Give Them an Interesting Subject
Children always have something different running through their head and are constantly looking for something new. This can conflict with photography as sometimes they’re not too sure what to photograph or focus on, try giving them a subject such as a flower/plant, toy or any other interesting object form around your house.
9. Create a Photo Collage
Creating a photo collage or a scrapbook promotes creativity as well as family bonding through photography. These images could be photos from a trip that you have taken, their photographs or family photos. This something you can continue to build on and will have to look back on in future years all while getting your child excited about photography.
10. Sign Them Up For a Class
Online learning has become a key part of the last few months and will continue to be throughout this summer. We know learning through a computer screen can be hard, but there are some courses out there that can be fun. Including our LIVE Virtual Photography Classes, where you get to learn from a live video feed, ask instructors questions and add some structure to your family’s day.