We continue to explore exciting things this spring. Recently, we have started looking at photography including famous photographers like Ansel Adams and Dorthea Lange. We looked at the earliest cameras that were invented and talked about the difference between digital (instant) photos and photos that take time to see the image after getting developed. Some kids will be taking disposable cameras home to shoot images over the weekend. For practice, we used rectangular frames to walk around the classroom to “frame” exactly what we wanted in our photo. During circle time, we did a photo scavenger hunt. One at a time, a child was given a chance to capture a photo of things on the list of things to capture.. We explored close-ups and photos from far away. The kids on the carpet waited with anticipation to see the images when the “photo scavenger” returned to the group. Here is a sample of some of their photos:
1. Something with the alphabet. 2. Something with animals. 3. Something bumpy.
4. Something musical. 5. Something we can build. 6. Something reflective.
In coming weeks we will make our own pinhole cameras from scratch and develop our photos from disposable cameras to see which ones that we want to display at the the PS1 art show on May 2.
"A camera teaches you to see without a camera." ~ Dorothea Lange