It is the age of selfies, and most children are snap-happy; which is a good thing. Children today have easy access to a camera and clicking pictures is quite a norm among them. But there is so much to photography than just taking pictures.
When you encourage your child to take up photography, you are stimulating their self-confidence, their creativity.
When a child starts taking pictures, it does not matter what camera he is using – it can be a camera phone, a simple point, and shoot digicam or an entry-level DSLR.
What is more important is for you to encourage them to create a story around their subject, pick interesting subjects and explore settings.
Through their photographs let your children tell stories, evolve ideas and showcase their creative thinking.
Stimulate your child’s love for photography because…
#1: Photography is a great way to imbibe self-expression in your kids
It brings out the explorer and the experimenter in them. It is important as it helps your child in other aspects of his or her life – studies, sports, and even social interaction.
#2: Taking up photography boosts a child’s self-esteem
Once your child takes pictures that she or he is proud of, there is a high likelihood of sharing those amongst his or her peers, connecting with them, and thus improving social skills and self-confidence.
#3: Photography helps them explore their creative side
When you hand them a camera or even a phone with a good quality camera, you are encouraging your children to develop their own ideas; stimulating their creative thinking.
#4: Photography can give your child a better understanding of herself and her surroundings
It gives your child an opportunity to look at things in a whole new light. She or he can develop a sense of perspective and visualization.
#5: Photography improves observation and ideating skills in your child
Through photography, they can expand their thinking horizon. Some aspects of photography like working out angles, settings, etc. also help in improving decision-making skills. As your child matures in photography skills, encourage him or her to plan and present their work in a more professional way.
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