On April 30, homeschool students, ages 8- 12, joined PVAS staff for our third “Capturing Spring” nature photography program at Cool Spring Preserve. This program was led by Amy Moore and Emily Sperling. Each student was provided their own Nikon DSLR camera and were challenged to capture signs of spring. Students snapped shots of blooming flowers, bees and butterflies visiting flowers, and landscape shots of the marsh in bloom with yellow mustard.
At the beginning of the program, students were taught photography techniques such how to utilize automatic and manual settings to focus on a subject, and how to take landscape and macro photos. They were introduced to the concept of aperture and how changing aperture impacts the depth of field in a shot, or the area in the shot that is in focus.
At the end of the program we projected everyone’s photos on a screen for all to enjoy. Students were then sent home with a copy of their photos or a flash drive or SD card.
Their photos offer a fun & curious perspective of spring through a child’s lens. Our favorite quote of the day was when an instructor said “You can never take too many pictures!” and a student replied “Just like you can’t take too many donuts.” She is exactly right! We hope you enjoy their wonderful photos!