Since our kids have two weeks off for spring break, we decided to have a photography II camp during the second week of spring break to give them something to do. This camp was offered to those who have already gone through our photography I, View Finder Project, class. This past week during camp we did four different lessons. The first lesson was Letters. We took the kids down to Mass Ave. to shoot. The object of the lesson was to spell out the LYN House, one letter in each photo. The catch was they could not use letters from signs, they had to create the letters from what they saw, so buildings, trees, bikes, man holes, etc.
The second day we did shadows and reflections. They kids had to find interesting shadows, objects with shadows, and reflections, or things that reflected light, whether it be a full reflection(mirror like) or a partial in which light was just reflected back and made the object look shiny.
The third day we a scavenger hunt at Crown Hill Cemetery. The kids had to use a map to find some items like where vice presidents were buried, use their deductive reasoning skills to find the highest point in the cemetery, and just keep their eyes peeled to find certain items like angel statues. After they found the items they were to experiment and take multiple photos of each item.
The last day we did a macro lesson. Macro photography is essentially shooting a small part of something very close up, emphasizing detail, pattern, and texture. This lesson is very different than all the other lessons where they are looking at the whole, in this lesson they are taught to pick out one small spot of something, the small intricate details. This lesson forces kids to look at things a different way then they are used to, to take a different perspective.