An Introduction to Photography – Free Lesson for Schools

Here is a first lesson for students studying photography. It’s aimed to assist teachers delivering photography to a new class. We’ll look at how the science of photography hasn’t changed since it’s invention in the 1830’s, whilst referring to examples from the past, and discuss what the essentials of photography actually is.

There will also be several tasks to set students on their way to a great photography course. These include making a camera obscura out of a shoe box and studying the early pioneers of photography!

The lesson is also accompanied by a lesson plan.


For more teaching resources, check out our online Photography for Schools course by clicking the link below.

NB. The task sheets to assist this video can be accessed in our Photography for Schools course


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