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HOW TO

It is easy to capture nature without disturbing it by using a phone camera! The first step is to notice some nature around you (Look for the color of flowers, listen for birds or animal sounds). Experiment with different ways of showing what you found. 

SHAPES AND LINES

Try looking for interesting shadows or lines that make natural things such as branches look abstract. Look from different angles and don’t be afraid to get low to the ground.

SNAP THE RAINBOW

Maybe color sticks out to you! Try collecting nature photos that show the whole range of colors. This can be more challenging than you think! You can also look for odd textures that draw you in–fuzzy, rough, or smooth. 

BE SNEAKY

Try sneaking up on an animal to get a better look at it. What do you notice about its movement or behavior?

*IMPORTANT* Remember to be safe and respect the animal’s space. 

Here’s a turkey hen from very far away, and close-up, after a slow, quiet creep-up!

Now watch the video to see what animal YDL staffer Liz G. found in Riverside park this spring. We promise it isn’t what you thought, WHERE you thought.

 

What has surprised you in nature? Use Liz’s tips, then share your photography to Instagram and tag it with #YDLsummerchallenge to show off! We might ask you for permission to repost it on our teen Instagram account!

HERE ARE MORE IDEAS TEENS CAN DO AT HOME THIS WEEK

Did you miss last week’s Get Creative activity?

It’s not too late to make Zendoodles with Nicole!

 

Attend Teen Trivia, a Noise Permit Workshop, or Manga Drawing! Or play the game of the week, post your high score, and see if you are the weekly winner!

SUMMER CHALLENGE SECRET CODE

PHOTOGRAPHY

Drop into Zoom and draw comics and manga with Kamron Reynolds on Saturdays at 11am.