What are some tips to help a child develop a photography hobby?
Please write a hub describing different ways to encourage a child (ages 5-18) with his or her interest in photography
At a younger age, a child usually use their Parents as role models. So the best way to get the child interested in Photography, is to start going around clicking on your camera.
Show the child samples of good photography and have him/her try to emulate them as well as emulating you if you are also in the art. This shows them the different techniques, angles, perspectives and soon he/she starts developing his/her own style.
Make sure to allow him/her to photograph as many subjects as possible and take him/her to photogenic locations. giving him/her access to photo magazines/books also helps.
Note: it is also important to have the child become familiar with the camera settings and to understand the rules of photography such as the rule of thirds.
Allow him/her various lenses (as your budget allows) to awaken his/her creativity.
I agree with @Singaporean that often children take example from parents and fall in love with photography because of their parents. There are different situations that may inspire your child to take on photography, but it shoulb be naturally, if your child has interest in photos, they will let you know about it for sure, no need "pushing"
Thanks all! I do love photography myself, and I think that is where my youngest son is getting an interest. Would love to hear if there are classes geared to kids, places to show their work (contests), etc. Great answers!
I've used my 4 year old's pictures to accessorize my hubs, my FB page, my Twitter feed. They're not very good, but he does love taking them.
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The best way to do it, to make it more interesting is probably educate him/her on various different types of photo's you could take, of the same thing. Trick Photography. Ive got this book on it here. It has taught me so many tricks, you wont believe what you can do with a simple camera at hand. here is the link tinyurl.com/bbgh2xk
Anybody can take a good photo from a DSLR, But its way more interesting doing it all manually.
To get kids interested in photography is not that much of a challenge as to get them interested in reading books without pictures. Kids are highly visual and imaginative so, simply showing them a camera and what the camera can do is already a big teaser once they will easily recognise what they can do.
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