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Photography Fun

Materials

  • Camera
  • Film
Directions

If you like looking at people and at the world, if you would like to record what you see in a creative way, if you like to tell stories, then photography is for you. There are many things to learn so go to the library and check out a beginning photography book. Once you know how to use your camera, here are a few projects to try:

  • Panorama view—this is a long strip of photos put together that show one view. First stand on a spot where you can see the whole view. Start from the farthest point on the left and take the first photograph. Keep the camera level and the horizon at the same height as you move the camera to the right. Make sure you have about a third of your first picture in the viewfinder before you take the next photo. Keep taking overlapping photographs until the whole scene has been shot.
  • Make your own cards out of thick cardstock and glue pictures on front.
  • Start a photo diary containing pictures of people you meet, places you visit, friends, etc. Stick each picture in the book and write underneath all the information about the picture you can think of.
  • A day in the life of your family—follow family members around all day taking pictures of what they do.
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From 365 Smart After-School Activities by Sheila Ellison & Judith Gray. Copyright © 2005 by Sheila Ellison & Judith Gray. All rights reserved. Used by arrangement with Sourcebooks, Inc.

Buy the book at www.amazon.com.


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