Posted by: dbjaquith | October 19, 2014

Outdoor Photography with Third Graders

outdoor photography4Despite another rain prediction, everyone got outside during art class this past week to take photographs with the borrowed digital cameras.

Student photograph of reflections in a puddle

Student photograph of reflections in a puddle

First we visited the playground area where photographers discovered many interesting geometric shapes and patterns.

Student photograph of the playground

Student photograph of the playground

Later we moved to the front of the school. A few flowers were still in bloom and some of the trees were changing color.

Franklin’s classic 20th century architecture (built in 1938!) offered many opportunities for unique digital imagery.

The last flower of the year, with the school behind

Student photograph of the last flower of the year, with the school behind

When we returned inside students were excited to report about their collections of photographs. One student remarked, “We see these things every day but don’t really notice them until we look at them through a camera.”

Photography encourages children to slow down and discover subtleties in the world around them.

A caterpillar attempts to make its way across the terrace

A caterpillar attempts to make its way across the terrace

 


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