3 Home Photo Projects(to try with Kids)
Finding fun photo projects to do with kids isn’t as hard as you may expect.
Now is the time to share your photographic passion with the next generation and help us curate the next age of creatives.
They are inspired by our brand-new online training course, iPhotography Home Projects.
Hopefully they’ll encourage your kids to pick up a camera and follow in your footsteps.
Projects Perfect for the Summer
For instance, it’s holiday season for a lot of us and the kids are bouncing off the walls looking for something fun to do. But with the launch of our iPhotography Home Projects course there isn’t a better time to get out the camera and make some amazing photos with the help of your children.
Photo Project 1: Shadow Play
Well, we thought it was fun and it gave us the inspiration for this first mini photo project.
All you need is a hard light.
For this purpose a torch would be ideal, but if it’s sunny outdoors then head into the garden to try this out.
Photo Project 2: Fun Food
Firstly, it’s a cute little photo project that has no limits. Secondly, it may encourage any fussy eaters to try out new foods!
We have 3 great passions in life – Teaching, Photography and Food. So, this home project really pulls at our heart strings – the chance to combine photography and food! Firstly, raid your kitchen cupboards for some small packet food. We’d recommend raw pasta, vegetables and fruit as you can always use them again afterwards.
The camera needs to be at a high angle looking straight down to get the full effect. Use auto settings if you prefer, it’s more about capturing the creative scene that’s been made.
Getting your children to interact, and have fun with new foods, (without the pressure of eating it) can make them more familiar with it when it actually comes to dinner time. Fingers crossed!
Photo Project 3: Splash Time
You are going to need one specific prop for this project and a little bit of preparation.
Use an old fish tank ideally (please don’t throw your goldfish into the sink in the meantime!). But any type of glass tank would work just as well.
Possibly a wide vase could work too, thinking about it.
Fill it up with cold, clean water about halfway. Bear in mind – the fuller you make it the bigger the mess – so you make that decision.
Crank Up the Shutter Speed
Grab a couple of props to make the big splash. Food works well (see we can’t stop thinking about food!) Apples, lemons, limes, oranges and tomatoes are great props. Keep them whole or cut them in half for different effects.
Check back over your shots to see if you’ve got the perfect moment where the fruit crashes into the water. It should make for some spectacular shots. If not, keep trying, it can take a while, but kids love throwing things in water, don’t they?!
Join our Home Projects Course
Once you’ve cleaned up it’s a great chance to share those shots with friends and family (and the iPhotography gallery don’t forget). Print off some of the shots and make a little scrap book with your kids so they can always find a bit of inspiration for their next photo project.
If you’ve really enjoyed these 3 little mini projects, then you are going to fall in love with our brand new iPhotography Home Projects course.
We’ve got over 50 mini home photo projects just like these, with all the set-up guides, camera settings and composition tips.
Work alone or get the kids involved to make some special memories, as well as incredible photographs.
We’ll guide you through from start to finish without any tests or assignments to save you time and get straight to the good stuff.
Do something amazing and teach the next generation of creative photographers today by joining our imaginative video-based training course.
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