We painted birdhouses on our second day or Art Camp! It was hard to get the right exposure with the strange indoor light; I am reminded of how natural light is much better for photography! But the light didn’t matter to the boys!
They had a wonderful time painting the bird houses…
… and painting their bodies!
Turn your camera to get different angles…it will make your photos more interesting and the action more real.
Our portrait theme for the day was draw your favorite sports hero!
here is the same thing but turned toward the light – – gives it a better exposure.
Love the football helmet here!
we also worked on our marshmallow catapults today: using popsicle sticks, a plastic spoon, close pins, a little paint and a lot of glue!
It took a lot of talent to get those marshmallows in their mouth! But they did!
The tips today are:
1. Keep your camera ready for action, that means it needs to be on your kitchen table or nearby, not locked away in the camera case.
2. Shoot the process. When your kids are doing something don’t wait to get just the finished product get the ‘process’. i.e. getting dressed up for the final dress up pose, photos of the process of drawing or creating an art project, putting shoes on for the first day of school, even getting ready for the big game can all be fun shots you don’t want to miss.
3. Put your camera on the auto no-flash setting and don’t worry too much about all the other manual settings when you are trying to get the process…you may not have time to do both. Don’t miss the shot because you were trying to set the perfect f-stop.
Stay tuned for 2 more days of Art Camp!
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