Project Kids & Cameras is back in action and our young participants have been delving a bit deeper into the fundamentals of photography!
This past month, we learned about the ‘rule of thirds’ and we explored the concepts of timing and framing, as they relate to composing an interesting photograph.
We especially enjoyed practising our new cameras skills in the Regent Park playground. Our assignment: Capture our partner in action to create an interesting photo that reflects the concept of time. We needed to figure out when to snap the shot while our partner was jumping in the air, hanging from a monkey bar, or swinging fast on the swing set! How many attempts would it take to get the shot we envisioned?
Before the end of each class, we hold a round-table discussion about our photos. We share our photos with our classmates and explain how we approached our assignment or any challenges we may have encountered. We’re open to constructive criticism from our classmates regarding ways in which we could have enhanced our photographs. We are encouraged to listen closely to our classmates during this time.
We also started working on the writing component of our project called, Here I Am. For this component, we write poems that illustrate things that are important to us such as family, home, neighbourhood, foods, keepsakes, favourite memories and more. We will work on our poems for a for more weeks, and our goal includes our writings alongside our photos in our photo exhibit in April.