Digital photography

A digital photograph is one of the most powerful ways to share a message. Most schools have ready access to digital cameras.

If you don’t have a camera at hand, think …

  • your cellphone probably has a camera
  • your laptop or desktop computer might have a webcam
  • iPods, iPads and other tablets often have cameras

The basics of the camera:

  • hold it steady – use a hand or neck strap
  • stand with your legs the same distance apart as your shoulders (this is where I talk about tripods and bipods)
  • the rule of thirds
  • think about angles and viewpoints

The Digital Photography School has thirteen important ideas which will help children (and adults) take better photographs.