Girl Scouts Badge Work: Digital Photography
Each of the moms in Ayla's girl scout troop take turns heading up a badge and running a meeting during the year. Monday night was my night! We tackled the Digital Photography Badge.
First we talked about the different kind of cameras: Point & Shoot, SLR & Mobile Devices
We talked about the diffferent settings: Automatic, Portrait, Sport, Landscape, Macro, Night, & Video
We discussed what makes a good photo and I gave them my 10 Tips for Taking Better Photos:
- Take LOTS of photos
- Change your perspective.
- Zoom In AND Out
- Turn off your flash.
- Check your background.
- Use the Rule of Thirds.
- Position your subjects.
- Read your camera's manual.
- Tell the story.
Then they headed out on assignment. Each group was supposed to take 5 photos:
- Group of People
They seemed to have a lot of fun and we managed to cram a lot into one short meeting. If we'd had more time, we would have spent some time editing and creating a project with our pictures, but we DID talk about all the cool things you can do with digital photography.