Learning Objectives: Students will look for objects and shapes that resemble letters. You should try not to take photos of actual letters. Try your best to be creative. Find and photograph something that looks like a letter in the English alphabet. Use your imagination and you'll begin to notice letters everywhere. If you are able, find the letters in your name, your family’s last name, or any word of your choice. Have fun!!
Begin by going outside and taking a walk around your neighborhood with a grown up and bring a phone or a camera. Try to use your observational skills to locate shapes, lines, and or patterns that resemble letters of the alphabet. They might be found in the cracks of sidewalks, trees, flowers, fences, grates, fire hydrants, shadows, etc… Take advantage of turning the image to make a letter; for instance if you found two arches together, turn the image upside down for the letter “W”, or keep it right side up to make the letter “M”, or turn it sideways to make the letter “B”.
Try your best to keep your eyes open and use your creative juices to ‘see’ letters in common everyday objects, places and spaces.
Here are some links for ideas and examples:
Photography Extensions: If you were successful in your attempt at finding letters in nature to represent your name,or if that was too challenging, you could also:
1) Go on a photo scavenger hunt for objects and put them together creatively in Photo Collage: https://www.photocollage.com/
This photocollage was created by Henry Danford and his Mom
2) Photograph something from a different viewpoint...a close up of a flower or of your pet or stuffed animal, bark on a tree, moss on a rock, etc...
3) Photograph Selfie Reflections
I hope you have fun doing any or all of these photography lesson ideas. I look forward to your sharing them with me at: