Note: I’m thrilled to welcome Hannah Hudson to the Shinn Photo blog to talk about a new project that she has going. If you follow us, chances are you love photos. This is a great opportunity to inspire someone younger people with that same enjoyment. Pitch in and help out, and I’ll see if Hannah will share some of her results here on the blog for you to enjoy! – Andrew
There’s a smile that only comes to a child’s face when he sees that people are proud of him. Think of a time as a kid when you did something you thought was pretty easy and found out that what you did actually took skill and people were impressed with your work. That boost of appreciation is enough to propel a child into a whole new world of discovery and pride in themselves and their work. It does WONDERS for a little spirit.
I want to do this with kids and photography this summer. I work with kids ages 5-10 at a camp in the mountains and I would like to introduce a Digital Nature Photography activity to them this year. The forests and meadows make a perfect environment to teach children about composition, framing, filter use and so much more.
To do this, I am collecting unwanted digital cameras. Maybe you or a friend has upgraded and is thinking about what to do with the one you’ve replaced. Please consider donating it to me for this project! I’d love to have enough cameras to have one for each child, but with a max of 26 kids a week, I know that’s asking a lot. Every camera helps, though! Along with cameras I’m looking for SD cards and/or flash drives so we can move the pictures from the camera to our slideshows. Some of the cameras are going to need batteries, so if anyone can donate those, I would be very grateful! I’ll find a way to post the Best Of pictures so anyone who donates will be able to see the good that their contribution has accomplished. Thanks for reading!