Photography Projects for High School

Instructor: David Wood

David has taught Honors Physics, AP Physics, IB Physics and general science courses. He has a Masters in Education, and a Bachelors in Physics.

Photography is an ideal topic for engaging projects because what students need the most is consistent practice. Here are a few ideas for high school photography projects you can try for yourself.

Photography Projects for High School

Photography can be a lot of fun, and a great way to express yourself. However, it's also very technical and requires a lot of time and practice. To introduce your students to photography, you can involve them in particular projects. This helps keep them focused and practicing, even when inspiration might normally have left them. In this lesson, we'll provide you with some ideas for photography projects appropriate for high school students.

Reproduction Project

One of the best ways for any artist to learn is through mimicry. If you practice re-creating the work of another artist, you can learn a lot from the experience as you begin to develop your own style. This can be applied to photography as well. Have students look through the work of various famous photographers and get a feel for their styles. Then give students a goal of re-creating those same images themselves.

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