Fun activities for teenagers – Colors in Photographs
Name: Colors in Photographs
Type: Fun activities for teenagers
Duration: 2 – 2 1/2 hours or as a hobby
Materials: Camera, cardboard (if printing a poster or card) and Power Point or color editor for creating the picture for the poster or card. Power Point can also be for presenting results.
- Choose one color as the theme color. The color could change each week if taking up photography as a hobby.
- Identify objects of the color – could be outdoors or indoor objects.
- Take close up shots of the objects.
- Upload the photographs into the computer and observe the different shades and hues of the same color shown.
- Use a color editor such as Microsoft Paint or Microsoft Power Point to create a picture with the photographs using a cut and past technique. For example, create a flower display in shades of red with closed up photographs of a red blanket, red rose, red fire engine etc.
- Print the result as a poster or make a card or publish it online.
Examples of common colors and objects
Blue: water, sky, blue pillow case, blue eyes, blue broom handle
Green: green environment bag, grass, moss, leaves, green Lego block
Orange: orange fruit, orange sunset, orange fire
Yellow: sunflower, custard, yellow leaves, yellow flower, duckling, cheddar cheese
Black: hat, black hair, t-shirt, pencil, black chair, liquorice
White: clouds, cottage cheese, rice, flour, snow
This activity challenges teens with learning a new skill or building on past or current knowledge – using a camera and designing a picture from captured photographs.