We first watched this video:
We then read this article. 10 Things I wish I Knew Before Starting Photography. Student then took everything they watched and read and filled out a PMI chart thinking about the "Pluses", "Minuses" and what they found "Interesting" about being a photographer. This was the first time we did this chart and it was definitely inspired by Matt Miller and his Ditch That Textbook website where he shares incredible tools and ideas that he and others have thought of. In the past, I have always created worksheets that were not taken seriously. The level of writing and depth of knowledge included in their responses were incredible. Extremely proud of them for doing this exercise and thinking through their thoughts to formulate their thoughts.
This week students are taking 5 images documenting life around you and using the video and article to inspire them.