September 14, 2019
As we mentioned on Friday (September 20th), Elyse brought her camera for the children to see and experience. While our intention was to introduce the idea that someone would be photographing them, we also discussed the sound it made, the photos it produced, and how we would photograph them with that camera throughout the day. The children had the opportunity to see photos of themselves, and some photos that did not work out so well (under and overexposed). The presence of the camera appeared to create a variety of reactions from the children, but as we continued, they seemed to become more comfortable with it. The photos above are some of those shots.
September 23, 2019
We've been talking about it for a few days and working with our cameras/comfort with cameras present in the classroom. Today was the day that Steven came to visit. It went really well, and we think we will have a beautiful group shot. The children seemed to be comfortable with Steven, and he was able to make them smile, laugh, and engage with the process. Some children were more active as he captured them, while others preferred to stand still and "pose". We are looking forward to doing some work with our cameras and photography.
Another special part of this day was the presence of George and Violet, who will be starting in the Brown Room in the near future. It was such a joy to have them join us.
We also had visits from Molly and Jessica while Steven was photographing us, and Jen joined us for snack and some work in the studio. We are so grateful for our community who joins us and supports us.