For the last few weeks I have been helping out at our middle school with the photo club. The 7th & 8th graders needed an adult to oversee a weekly group to talk about, take, etc. photos. I had the time and offered to help. The group can bring any items they use to take pictures - smart phones, tablets or cameras. It has been amazing to me the enthusiasm and genuine interest these kids bring each week. We meet immediately after school gets out so they have been in classrooms all day and yet they still want to learn and explore more. I've had no real outline for our meetings just to take pictures and share if you feel up to it. I figure they will guide me as to what they want to do. It's been amazing to me to learn from them and see what they think is cool. The last meeting was a really cold day so we opted to stay in the art room. I found some "lights" so we talked about shadows, underlighting, overlighting, etc. It really struck me when one group gathered to use a book to make a heart - of course I had to see what I could do with it too....
What I love best about the images is the expression of joy and willingness to share images - this is a great group of kids that are truly teaching me as much as I am teaching them.
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