Monday, August 17, 2020

Teach your kids to "Shoot Like a Pro" - Photo Shooting Gallery

 When we literally leave our students to their own devices, they create infinite sums of really terrible photos. It doesn't matter if they are killing time with the camera or actually trying to take purposeful shots for academic projects, the stuff they capture can be pretty terrible.

It doesn't have to be that way. Here is a simple activity that is guaranteed to help kids ramp up their production value when it comes to taking pictures. The Photo Shooting Gallery is based on a favorite activity of mine that teaches students cinematic angles when creating videos. The same principles apply here as this activity is all about framing shots and understanding the visual grammar each one conveys. 

The Shooting Gallery is great for students new to devices, like schools initiating 1:1 programs. It is also a way for remote teachers to get students utilizing their home environments as they capture their worlds around them. Click here to make your own copy of the deck below