NATURE PHOTOGRAPHY

Student Resource Kit

 

Day 1

1. Compassionate Nature is a digital magazine which includes photographs and writings about nature from students, IMAgEN8, and our community. Read previous issues of the magazine. Students - you may see your creative work in an upcoming issue of the magazine!

2. If you have access to a Digital SLR camera, read the short Camera Basics article.

3. Have fun taking photographs which can be from your backyard, or any outdoor space you can safely access. Keep an open mind and you'll find many beautiful things right under your noses.

Today's theme is "Flowers". Watch this video for inspiration.

4. Submit your photographs by emailing them to tushar@imagen8.co.nz. See detailed instructions at the bottom of this page.

 

Day 2

1. Read previous issues of the Compassionate Nature magazine. Students - you may see your creative work in an upcoming issue of the magazine!

2. Read the Nature Science article.

3. If you have access to a Digital SLR camera, watch this tutorial on how the camera works as compared to the human eye, and what aperture, shutter speed and ISO mean in easily understandable terms.

4. Take some time out today to capture some photographs. Today's theme is "Water". 

5. Submit your photographs by emailing them to tushar@imagen8.co.nz. See detailed instructions at the bottom of this page.

 

Day 3

1. If you have access to a Digital SLR camera, watch this tutorial on 'depth of field' and how to adjust camera controls to get your desired image.

2. Today's theme is "People are part of Nature". Take some photographs of people (yourself included) in nature. The challenge is to capture images such that the person can not be identified. So you might include someone's hands, or take an image of someone's back. Experiment with depth of field when you are out and about.

3. Submit your photographs by emailing them to tushar@imagen8.co.nz. See detailed instructions at the bottom of this page.

SEND US YOUR CREATIVE WORK

Submit your photographs by emailing them to tushar@imagen8.co.nz. Include:

  • Photograph(s)

  • Caption or poem or writing

  • Student name

  • School and year level

We will include the student's first name and school with any photographs included in the magazine.

By submitting your images, you give IMAgEN8 permission to use them in the Compassionate Nature magazine and other materials and media. We are a registered charity so your mahi helps a good cause! We'll invite you to subscribe to our mailing list so you'll get an email when new issues of the magazine are published.

Resources for parents and teachers

Department of Conservation (DOC) Learning from Home portal

DOC Photo story of nature activity card