Photography for kids – 10 ideas for kids to shoot (to stay busy during lockdown!)

Photography for kids – 10 ideas for kids to shoot (to stay busy during lockdown!)
(Image credit: Canon)
Photography for kids

What are the useful things to show children before they start their photo projects

Ten great photographic projects that are designed to be fun for kids at any age

Advice and ideas on how to get children more engaged with their photography, and fuel that new hobby



Photography for kids has many similarities to photography for adults. You have to think about cameras and focal lengths, and how to hold and use the kit properly, but the difference is that kids don’t get hung up on all the dogma that adults do. 

Canon EOS Rebel SL3 / Canon EOS 250D is a great beginner-friendly DSLR (Image credit: Canon)

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James Artaius

The editor of Digital Camera World, James has 21 years experience as a journalist and started working in the photographic industry in 2014 (as an assistant to Damian McGillicuddy, who succeeded David Bailey as Principal Photographer for Olympus). In this time he shot for clients like Aston Martin Racing, Elinchrom and L'Oréal, in addition to shooting campaigns and product testing for Olympus, and providing training for professionals. This has led him to being a go-to expert for camera and lens reviews, photo and lighting tutorials, as well as industry news, rumors and analysis for publications like Digital Camera MagazinePhotoPlus: The Canon MagazineN-Photo: The Nikon MagazineDigital Photographer and Professional Imagemaker, as well as hosting workshops and talks at The Photography Show. He also serves as a judge for the Red Bull Illume Photo Contest. An Olympus and Canon shooter, he has a wealth of knowledge on cameras of all makes – and a fondness for vintage lenses and instant cameras.