Week six of our series of Creative Photography for Kids.
This week we have some of our most exciting creative photography projects.
There’s Legography, our third Barbie fashion shoot, lght painting, abstract photography and a tips on how to create your own online storybook.
The hope in that each of these ideas will add a little creativity into your child’s day.
You could do all the ideas over a single day or a weekend if you wish. What is important is that it is easy to fit into your daily life.
What age children is this appropriate for?
All of these Creative Photography for kids ideas have been developed and tested with my 5 (and a half) year old daughter during lockdown. If they can understand the basic concepts and have the ability to press the shutter button on your phone’s camera they are old enough. There’s no upper age limit as this program is certainly appropriate for adults.
What equipment do I need to use?
For many of the tasks all you need is a smartphone. Some of the task might require certain apps but we will always try and find cheap or free versions.
Sharing your images
There are some fantastic examples of Lego photography out there. For this project we’ll be using your creations with photo backgrounds and additional light to create amazing images.
Our article Lego Photography Legography will give you plenty of inspiration with some examples of some wonderful Instagram. We also shared our own setups using custom Lego builds, Frozen and Aladdin sets.
Barbie Photoshoot 3
Our third Barbie Photoshoot brings together creative elements from various week’s projects.
There’s refraction, creative symmetry art and a scavenger hunt.
This time Ken features in our example shots which use found objects and alternative lighting.
Check out Found Objects and Alternative Lightning for full details and our example images.
Light Painting with a Plastic Bottle
We love light painting as it’s so easy to do. All you need is a light source and a darkened room.
In Light Painting with a Plastic Bottle we share a simple tutorial using objects you can find around the home.
Abstract Paper Photography
All that’s needed for this creative photography project is a few sheets of plain paper. The project was originally designed to be macro photography but it can be done with an iPhone.
Full details can be found at Abstract Paper Photography
Create an Online storybook
If you are stuck for ideas of what to do with your photos then creating an online storybook could be the answer.
This project uses easy to use software that’s a simple way to share your photos with friends and family.
Build yours by visiting Create an online storybook.