NGES Ed Camp 2019

I had such a wonderful time with the Kindergarten and 1st Grade students teaching them about photography for EdCamp 2019! The amazing students in my class each used a professional DSLR and I am so impressed with their talent!

We began the class by each taking turns snapping one photo of flowers. I told them they could place the flowers anywhere and only helped guide them with camera safety (using a strap and supporting underneath). Their beautiful initial results are below.

Then, we went over some important photography concepts such as 'The Rule of Thirds' and 'Filling the Frame'. We also covered about changing perspective such as kneeling, shooting from over your subject and walking around to find light and how that improves portraits. Afterwards, each student again was told they could move the flowers and take portraits from different angles. This time I again only guided them with camera safety and gave them small tips. After each turn we shared the portraits and inspired and encouraged each other.

The end results surely speak for themselves, we have amazing Kindergarden and 1st Grade Photographers!!

Now, the class doesn't stop here, each student received a little monster buddy for them to photograph. I welcome sharing with me the portraits your photographers take (deirdre@deirdrerakusphotography.com)!! This is a fun way to keep the photography learning going. With the second class we had time to start taking portraits of our guys and they collaborated so nicely and these are all student taking pictures!! I love how they had their guys all hold hands - great teamwork with this whole bunch!

Wonderful time at EdCamp 2019!!!