Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Fun Photo Projects for Children

If you're a teacher or parent, you may be interested in creating some fun digital photography related projects for children. I sometimes plan fun and interesting photo projects for my daughter so that she can learn about photography and have a whale of a time too.

In this article, we'll explore 3 interesting photo project ideas we can prepare for children, so read on!

Idea 1: Make a Flash Photo Album
One interesting photo project is to let the child create a personal photo journal. Ask the child to hang on to the digital camera for a few days, snapping anything that captures his or her fancy.
At the end of that period, help him or her to upload the pictures to a computer, then add some good captions or funny quotes, even animated cliparts. A simple, easy activity to do, which is also rewarding for the family too.

You can use a program like Wondershare Flash SlideShow Builder to maintain the photo album and turn them into a compelling Flash gallery.

Idea 2: Create a Nice Photo Collage
Here's a good project to undertake if your child likes digital scrapbooking. Print out some nice, small format pictures, then stick them onto a large cardboard.

Another way to do this is to use a cool software I found called Photo Collage Studio. This program allows you to turn your favorite photos into an artistic compilation with beautiful photo frame and mask effects, which you can solve on the computer. Neat, huh?

Idea 3: What Could This Be?
Another interesting photo project is to snap a picture of a common, everyday object - using a very odd angle or close-up view.

Entrust the digital camera to the kids, then ask them to sniff out ordinary objects to take photos of. Ask them to take the photos at weird, unusual, and otherworldly angles.
When they're done, upload the pictures to the PC and start playing a guessing game. Ask the kids to guess what subject is being photographed in each mystery photo. You'll be amazed at the answers you get! Snap a whole slew of such pictures and you'll occupy the kids for the whole afternoon!

As you can see, there are many fun-filled photo projects you can create for kids. Take note of some of these ideas the next time you're cracking your brains and thinking about how to occupy the children.