|My son captures his favourite toys|
|He captures vacation memories|
I also abhor dumbing down things for children. I never dumbed down my vocabulary for my son and I'm not going to do so with technology. Besides, these kiddos take to technology like a fish to water, it's so oddly natural!
|And plays with perspective|
Photography helps us explore our world, capture memories, and is an outlet for creativity.
Ideas for all those photos?
How about create a picture book using the photographs! Children can write and "illustrate" their very own picture books, for themselves or as gifts.
|And tries different angles|
Of course, there is always the scrapbooking idea. Scrapbook an event or vacation, etc.
Make a photo timeline! Of a person's life or a day in your life. Take pictures of historical locations and sculptures and create a timeline with them.
Make photo t-shirts by printing out the photos onto iron-on transfer paper. If you don't want to do t-shirts, do canvass bags or aprons or something entirely different.
Create a photo collage and frame it. Maybe a family one or a collage of special memories. How about a collage of all the things you're grateful for?!
Print out and frame favourite photos and put on an art gallery opening in your living room!
Create photo note cards, holiday/birthday gift cards, calendars, or other stationary.
With your imagination, the sky is the limit!
If you live in, or are visiting, the Edmonton/Area you can visit the Royal Alberta Museum and see the Veolia Environment Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibit which is breathtaking and very inspiring. It runs from May 8- January 9, 2011. From the RAM website, here's a link to their pdf describing the event, the history of the competition, and a few stories behind the winning photographs.
Or, you can visit the Natural History Museum's website to check out the photographs from the Veolia Environment Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition.