Tapestry of Faith: Families: A Jr. High School Youth Program that Explores the Diversity, Commonality, and Meaning of Families

Alternate Activity 1: Photography As Art With Guest Speaker

Part of Families

Activity time: 25 minutes

Materials for Activity

  • Driver's license photo
  • Portrait photograph
  • An assortment of photographs
  • UUA Photography Supplements to Families; Balance, Framing, Light, Point of View (optional)
  • Computer (optional)

Preparation for Activity

  • Gather an assortment of photographs of people. Be sure to include photographs of groups and people who reflect a diversity of ethnicity, ability, and other characteristics.
  • Review the UUA Photography Supplement to Families. If you have access to a computer with which to show the CD in class, test your equipment beforehand. If not, print out the photographs you need to illustrate your talk beforehand.
  • List the following photography terms on newsprint: Framing, Balance, Point of View, Light.

Description of Activity

Invite a guest photographer to attend the session. Before the presentation, review the overall project with the photographer. If they can be useful, provide the photographer with the photographs shown in the UUA Photography Supplement to Families. Ask the photographer to engage participants in learning about different aspects of creating and viewing photographs. Allow time for questions after the guest presentation.