Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Photo club project: toy animals

5th grade photography club members had much fun creating man made and natural environments for our plastic toy animals, using our cameras to create settings as if these were full size animals. Thanks to New City Arts blog for the idea - I read about their project a year ago and have been excited to give it a go. We began with man made settings in class using a variety of materials, then we took the animals outside and focused more on point of view to capture a realistic look. We used our iPad 2's for taking the photos and cropping them. Today we learned how to upload to Shutterfly!


  1. These are so great!

    Not sure if you're familiar with Jan von Holleben's work, but he does some super creative/fun photography that I have my students look at. This series (Mystery of Monsters) could be neat to emulate:

    Also his series "Dreams of Flying" could be fun to play with:

  2. Wonderful! Actually quite a lot of work to find or create the environment. They are all great, but I especially like the zebra running into the forest, and the tree-climbing zebra :)

  3. I love these! The animals look so realistic when they are in these environments! I was jealous when you mentioned your students using i-pads...We don't have an electric pencil sharpener in my room! You are so lucky and your students are lucky to be able to use technology to take these awesome images!Keep up the great posts :)


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