www.TheHomeschoolMagazine.comVIDEO: Homeschoolers hare their photos
Planning a Homeschool
for Fun or
a Career By Naomi Musch
With the advancement of digital photography, nearly anyone can learn to take better pictures
and have more fun doing it, as many
teens have discovered. Social media
gives them a forum to visually share
events in their lives with frequency and
immediacy such as they’ve never been
able to do before.
of possibility, steps into her post-high
school future with her eye on turning her
passion for photography into a business.
. . . More young
people than ever
are interested in
as a potential future
When our daughter Jessamyn got her
first inexpensive point-and-shoot camera, she became the family picture-taker.
Rarely was she without a camera in her
hand, her purse, or sitting nearby. She
developed her eye with lots of practice
and pretty soon discovered she was especially gifted at portraiture and promotional photography.
While some photographers specialize
in capturing scenery, animals, still life, or
sporting events, others lean toward time-motion, portraiture, journalism, or promotional photography. Only time and experimentation will reveal a photographer’s
niche, so allow room for discovery.
But what if your student wants to pursue photography with a more passionate
purpose? The digital photography craze
means that more young people than ever
are interested in photography as a potential future career. So how do you, without
a professional photographer in the family,
guide them along in this elective pursuit,
whether for fun or for laying groundwork toward a possible career or cottage
industry? That’s what my husband and I
have had to figure out as our now-grad-uating senior, standing on the threshold
My husband’s and my own expertise was
vastly limited, but we found that outside
sources which aid study are available to
the passionate photographer. During our
search, we discovered local camera clubs
and photography workshops ranging
from beginner level to professional. In
these venues, other photographers provide mentorship and instruction. Most
often, costs are minimal. Sometimes they
require a slight membership fee or workshop enrollment fee.