|All three of my sons enjoy digital photography to capture our time outdoors.|
- It slows them down.
- Helps them focus and really see an object.
- Everyday things in their own backyard can now be captured and viewed.
- They can see the beauty.
- They make their own connections.
- Perfect for our teens...they are comfortable with the technology and love to share with their friends.
|My teens both had cameras on last year's trip to Yellowstone and the Tetons. They took amazing images.|
Using this month's Insect Grid (from the September newsletter) and a digital camera might be just the invitation your child needs to get started on their own outdoor experiences this month. There is also the Bug's Eye View activity and notebook page from last week that could encourage a little outdoor time and allow some creativity. You don't need to travel far to capture great images with your digital camera...your own backyard will reveal some interesting subjects for even the youngest photographer.
|One of Mr. D's calendar images.|
At some point we can hope that the technology is put away and our children just enjoy being outside but don't overlook the power of digital photography to get your kids outside and exploring.Additional Links for More Information:
- 11 Simple Tips for Kids: Nature Photography from National Wildlife
- Digital Photography Helps Wired Kids Plug Into Nature - excellent article with lots of research to back up their thoughts
- A Closer Look by Richard Louv - from the man himself