Digital creativity

Workshop-Drawing with light

Drawing with light

A photo camera has many settings and options. One of the most important is the shutter speed function. What is often unknown is that this allows you to take very special and artistic photos. By moving a light in front of the camera, you can, as it were, draw with light. The camera is on a tripod and depending on the drawing, students can set their own shutter speed. Here, it is also important how fast and what movements are made. Playfully, the children learn about basic camera settings such as shutter speed, aperture and exposure. They divide into a number of groups. Each group is given a camera with a tripod and sets to work making a real light drawing. Someone always takes the photo and the others make drawings with their light. At the end of the workshop, the photos taken are discussed.

Key objectives
Students learn to use pictures to communicate. This allows them to translate subjects as they perceive them through a digital tool. They gain some knowledge about, and appreciation for, aspects of their environment. They also acquire photographic skills and techniques in an exploratory phase. They also learn to handle new media, such as cameras. The pupils learn to look differently at their environment as well as to improve their sensory perception. (core objectives 54 and 55)



Workshop number: 0012

Target group: Primary school groups 5, 6, 7 and 8

Duration: 90 minutes

Number of participants: 30 pupils

Location: At school


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