Jan 14, 2011

Alphabet Photography Project

This is a favourite project I did with a special group of Talented and Gifted Students in grades 6 and 7 a couple of years ago.

I was inspired by photographers like Abba Richman who take photos of everyday objects that resemble letters of the alphabet. See this post for more great examples!

As an extension on their regular art lessons I decided to experiment with some photography with them. This turned out to be difficult as the school's cameras didn't work properly so we ended up using my camera and a couple of cameras owned by the students.

After some basic photography tips the students were each allocated a letter of the alphabet and their task was to find objects around the school that could represent that letter.

These examples of the letter T were taken by grade 6 student Mitchel.

Each student's best letter photograph was used to create this alphabet.


  1. I've always wanted the opportunity to do this project with students. It turned out great!

  2. I have just been planning this same thing with my year sixes, but am yet to begin. Love your ideas! Where are you teaching?
    I am in Brissy and now following along too!

    1. Hi Lou,
      I'm in Perth -thanks for following!


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