Kids Photography Academy Releases 8 New Projects Just In Time for Spring Break
03/11/2015

An online classroom designed to teach kids the art, science and fun of photography, shares ways for kids to express themselves through photos over spring break.

Online PR News – 11-March-2015 – Calgary, AB – Kids Photography Academy, an online classroom designed to teach kids the art, science and fun of photography, recently launched eight new projects for kids to tackle over their spring break. "There are so many benefits that kids, tweens and teens get from being involved with photography. Not only does it encourage self-expression, it moves their minds and bodies as they discover light, new angles and new ways to tell a story," said Janet Pliszka, Founder of Kids Photography Academy (http://kidsphotographyacademy.com)

Each project is designed to get kids thinking about the world around them and each can be completed in one week. Here is a brief breakdown of each project. To read more details about how to complete these spring break ideas, visit http://www.kidsphotographyacademy.com/Blogs.

These eight spring break projects are a perfect launch pad for the minds and imaginations of kids to kick into high gear. I want the camera to be a tool for them to express themselves in their vision of their life. They can show what delights excites bothers or motivates them exactly as they see it. Sometimes they just need a starting point to take off from.

1. One Theme Project
Choose one theme to photograph and look for new angles, perspectives and lighting for inspiration. Once the collection is complete, displaying the images in the home is key for instilling a feeling of achievement and pride in the kids.
2. The Family Project
Seek out opportunities to photograph family members in meaningful ways. Portraits that reflect the character and personality of a loved one will be treasured for generations to come.
3. The Story Project
Take pictures to illustrate scenes from a favourite story or fairytale. Ask friends to join in to help with costumes, props, and modeling to make it a full scale production.
4. The Social Issue Project
Share thoughts and opinions on a community, neighbourhood or school issue through photographs. Submit the photos and articles to a local newsletter or newspaper to spread the word.
5. The Art Gallery Project
Visit an art gallery and reflect on the techniques used by artists using other mediums. Inspiration from other artists is invaluable in exploring one’s own creativity.
6. The About Me Project
Follow a list of photographs to take that represent one’s self at this particular point in time. Repeating this project a year or two down the road will provide lots of opportunity for conversation and memories.
7. The Teaching Project
Create a series of images to teach and to help others learn a process. A set of images or video, like you see on Pinterest, is an ideal way to share ideas.
8. How I See It Challenge
Get inspired on a weekly basis for the rest of the year by joining the How I See It photography challenge for kids.

Janet says, "These eight spring break projects are a perfect launch pad for the minds and imaginations of kids to kick into high gear. I want the camera to be a tool for them to express themselves in their vision of their life. They can show what delights, excites, bothers or motivates them exactly as they see it. Sometimes they just need a starting point to take off from."

To learn more about Kids Photography Academy or to view their online photography lessons for kids, visit http://www.kidsphotographyacademy.com. View their instagram feed at www.instagram.com/kidsphotographyacademy.

About Kids Photography Academy:
KPA was started in early 2014 after a successful Kickstarter campaign by Janet Pliszka, a professional child and family photographer in Calgary, Alberta. KPA was born out of Janet’s love for kids, photography and self-expression. She wants children to tell their own story by putting them behind the camera. No matter where they live or how they think, Janet wants them to discover that the qualities that make them the most unique as a person, are the very things will also make them talented storytellers.

Media Contact:
Janet Pliszka
Kids Photography Academy janetp@kidsphotographyacademy.com
4676 Quentin Street SW
Calgary, AB T2T 6E1 http://www.kidsphotographyacademy.com

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