Have fun with photography in your homeschool!
Using photography in your homeschool is a great way to teach so many things! Of course, there’s art. But nowadays, the ideas of:
- digital journalism,
- data collection for science projects/experiments and even
- creating your own photography for teens course
might be on your radar. We live in a digital era and it is definitely important to many careers to have a photography course in your line-up of electives for your high schoolers.
Here’s a round-up of awesome resources to help build a photo course perfect for your tween or teen.
Resources For Photography In Your Homeschool:
These posts are great resources for building the perfect photo course for your homeschool.
Photography For Teens: Build Your Own Homeschool Elective.
This post offers helpful tips on how to create your own photography for teens course using the latest digital course and ebooks.
Kids’ LEGO Fun Minifig Photography
These super creative ideas will have all your kids begging to use photography in their homeschool assignments.
How to Take Your Own Family Pictures
Just in time for making holiday cards to send to friends and relatives! You’ll love these simple tips.
FREE Printable Existing Light Scavenger Hunt
Sometimes photography concepts are hard to understand. This scavenger hunt makes it fun and easy to understand the concept of existing light.
How to Assign High School Credit for Electives
Pull it all together so you can give elective credit on your homeschooler’s transcript.
Use Photography to prepare your homeschooler for a digital future.
Give your young artist the tools to make photography an integral part of each subject they learn. Benefits abound as students capture moments in time, create scenes, and slow down to discover the world around them through the lens of even a camera phone.
With these resources, it would be pretty easy to get 90 hours and probably even 180 hours (1 high school credit) for a photography course. Especially when you add in the adventures and excursions needed to go and take the photos! (That’s where intentional family travel comes into play.?)
Great digital books about photography for your homeschool:
Some days are made for just reading and learning. These books are perfect for those rainy days next to the fireplace, relaxing and learning a new skill. Find a book, grab your camera, and learn about all its features. A camera phone with a new app installed is a great gift for any teen wanting to explore the world and share their stories with friends and family.
Digital Photography Complete Course: Learn Everything You Need to Know in 20 WeeksNational Geographic Kids Guide to Photography: Tips & Tricks on How to Be a Great Photographer From the Pros & Your Pals at My ShotThe Beginner’s Photography Guide: The Ultimate Step-by-Step Manual for Getting the Most from Your Digital CameraCreative Photography Lab: 52 Fun Exercises for Developing Self-Expression with your Camera. Includes 6 Mixed-Media Projects (Lab Series)Photography Demystified: Your Guide to Gaining Creative Control and Taking Amazing Photographs!Getting Started in Photography: A Complete Beginner’s Guide to Taking Great PicturesBasics of Photography: 2 in 1 Learn to Capture and Edit images (Learn Photography)The Beginner’s Guide to Photography: No Jargon – Just Great PhotosThe Beginner’s Photography Guide
As with all resources that contain digital images, you’ll want to make sure you choose the best for your family, so please review these curricula resources based on your family’s internet safety guidelines for your homeschool.
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Shannan is a wife, mum, and saved by grace child of The King. Her home base is in Scotland, where she homeschools her two kids (ages 12 & 15) and learns on location throughout Europe as much as possible. She is a classical/Charlotte Mason style home educator living out her God-breathed dream of raising her family in Europe. She’s passionate about many things, especially helping others learn on location using the world as their classroom. She encourages you to pursue your God-breathed dream, no matter what it is! You can join her at Captivating Compass for homeschool and family travel inspiration.