It's a new semester of photography and my girls are thrilled. We contracted with the friend of their last photography teacher, who moved to Colorado. He is teaching Photography 102: Beyond the Basics which will meet at his studio and on location at local areas of interest.
Two of their friends wanted to take this class but did not have the prerequisite 101 skills. The beauty of homeschooling is if there is a willingness, there is a solution. The kids completed the online course Photography Starter Kit available on CreativeLive.com for under $40. Then Grace held a photography boot camp at our house one afternoon. The kids brought their cameras and their newfound knowledge and Grace showed them how to put the two together.
Even Lilah joined this because her camera does not allow raw photography which is a requirement for this class. Sharing Grace's camera does not work (learned that last semester) so she is using my Canon DSLR and while she understands the terminology, she needed assistance in learning to use my camera.
For three hours they explored photography. They went to the park and worked on aperture, shutter speed, ISO and more. They took some fun pictures and had a good time together.