Photo project “Junior Photographers” aims to increase children’s awareness of the environment, and to provide them with opportunities to convey their discoveries and feelings to others by means of photography.
A digital camera course, a photography field trip to a city, in which nature is still alive or an area which is kept green, and the presentation session take place in cooperation with educational institutes and/or local volunteers.
The number of the participant is around 6,900(January 2012) in total after the project started in 2004. The district where the program is held is throughout Japan including Hokkaido and Okinawa. Now the project has grown into nationwide activities.
The project is favorably received at each district where the program is held, as it encourages children to develop their fresh sensitivity, and also gives local people a good opportunity to think again about their attractive surroundings.
Why don’t you join this program to discover new merits of the environment and enjoy liveliness of children?
Junior Photographers flow
A photographer introduces past wonderful works and gives children instructions on some knacks of taking photographs. Canon staffs give them how to operate a digital camera. A digital camera is easy to handle even for a child who has no experience of using one.
- Canon provides necessary equipment and materials such as a digital camera.
Each child is given a digital camera to take photos as they like. They handle their cameras to create their works bringing out the best of the local features in the field.
They write title to their works printed with Canon printer, and present them at a meeting for a review. Please introduce all the participants your work that will show your individuality.
- On the day, your favorite work is printed and presented to you.
- The photo data in storage form will be offered to participating schools and organization representatives later.