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Since the with our homeschooling support group, kids started to be enthusiastic with pictures.
We don't buy special camera for everyone considering the price and the risk that we think they have not been ready yet. They either take pictures using their mobile phone they got free as a prize for saving money in bank or using my camera.
Here are some objects they take with their camera:
- At home, Family or Personal Events
Kids become more aware of some moments in celebration and other event that can be good memory for themselves and others. This is a kind of photographic sense in capturing memory, I think. They got more excited with the Chinese New Year events which has just passed.
They make everyone in the family as a model by turn. Kids are proud to take pictures of their cousins, parents, and other relatives. They ask them politely if they would like to get pictures of the people.
Shooting some flowers, trees, and small animals will practice the use of macro feature in the camera. It also lead more curiosity to watch the objects in more detail ways. Watching a bird or butterfly will automatically instruct the inner sense of photography.
- Outdoor scenery
They love taking picture of sceneries around, both in days or at nights.Watching people playing soccer and kites will get kids taking their camera. Going around at night will interest them to take picture the night light of our city street. It practice them holding the camera well as it is quite difficult to hold the camera still at night. It also helps them to admire the creation of God deeper.
Taking picture of toys, such as cars, dolls, train, trucks is quite fun for kids. They learn how to take picture from different angle of views.
A well arranged composition of food, such as fruits are very interesting to shoot by the camera. a plate of food ordered in the restaurant is also mouth watering when it comes to the camera lenses.
- Moving vehicles
Taking pictures of moving objects such as vehicles is also a great challenge. It will look good in manual mode of DSLR camera, but we try not to use flashlight with our automatic camera and blackberry handphone. Although the result is not really good, it is still acceptable.
- Daily objects around and in our house
Taking picture of candles and opened book, a cup of coffee with some snack will be cool from different angles and light.
- Public Places
Going to church, museum, library has always given ideas for photography pictures. It is started from the people, the tradition, the display, the building, the monument, etc.
- Cultural or Public Events
We have very rich public cultural events such as kite festivals, Chinese New Year's Lion Dance, and plenty of traditional dance and cultures which will enrich the color of pictures we take using the camera.
Since kids are so happy with taking pictures, they start to get addicted with digital scrapbooking using our iPad apps. I thought it was not difficult to just place pictures and decorate it. However, I found myself need more practice in doing so. For me, I use the digital scrapbooking mostly for making image for my posting titles and Pin. Here are some application that we use for the digital scrapbooking:
Kids made this by themselves
Does anyone of you enjoy digital scrapbooking?
What and why do you scrapbook?