My daughter loved taking high school photography when she was homeschooling. I was able to find some free online classes that helped her learn how to take great photos, along with a few DVDs and a local photography class. I'm sure she would have loved to taken the online photography class by Craftsy. Most states require 120 hours of work to earn 1 credit, so be sure to take advantage of some of the classes available to you.
Here is how we turned her high school photography credit into a keepsake:
She became the family photographer to be sure she got in 120 hours of photography! Everywhere we went, she brought the camera and was shooting away! She would get on the ground, climb up on benches or lean over obstacles to get the best possible shot.
The classes she took helped her to get a feel for perspective, framing and capturing the most appealing photograph of a landscape or even fast moving subjects.
Some of her favorite things to take photographs of are flowers and children. Her baby brother has been one of her favorite subjects and now at just 3, he is always willing to help capture the right photograph.
With the age of digital photography, editing photos are easy to learn and breathtaking to look at. The photo of our youngest in the above photo, was taken by my oldest son, the day after our baby was born. It was taken in our living room, with a lot of stuff from the hospital in the background. I loved the photo because my husband was holding Manoah with such love. A few days later, my daughter turned our laptop around and showed me this edited photo that she had just learned to do on her own. I literally lost my breathe for a moment and began to cry! It looks so professional that I can't get it printed at any local stores because ‘I don't have the rights to print it from the photographer'. The other two photos were also edits that she did.
Landscapes and old structures also became subjects that she enjoyed photographing. Even now, I point out barns that are falling apart, knowing that she would love to stop to photograph it.
As I mentioned, my daughter loves to take photographs of flowers, but I was so surprised when she displayed to me her addition of scriptures to these gorgeous photographs that she took on some of our nature walks. Simply gorgeous! I have two enlarged photographs that she took of my piano and her violin, hanging on the wall in our music room that she has added scriptures to them.
I hope this inspires you to turn your children's high school photography credit into a keepsake! I trust Shutterfly with my Photo Book creations and have used them created 7 of our keepsakes already. Recently, I have shared my field trip keepsake, which has inspired many of my readers.