Photography: 13 February 2019

Our theme for this week’s Digital Photography project was Valentine’s Day. We decided to make Valentine’s cupcakes for our classmates, and we chose to document the process that went into making them as a way to capture how fun it can be to do things for others. While this was a very simple task, it was a good way to implement photography in a way that is easy for anyone to participate in.

Mariah mixing up cupcake batch #1!

In a classroom you could assign students the task of using photography to document an experience in which you worked together with a peer, family member, or friend to create something nice for others. This would get the students to engage creatively with each other, promote a positive classroom environment and use digital photography all at the same time.

Valentine’s themed strawberry frosting à la Chloe!

We definitely got a little side tracked during the experience but that was half of the fun! Oliver brought maple syrup and we decided to take advantage of the sudden snow that had arrived in Victoria to create the traditional treat of maple syrup on snow – also known as “tire d’érable”. This is traditionally done by boiling maple syrup, spreading it onto snow and then immediately lifting it up and wrapping the syrup around a fork or wooden stick. We ended up being very successful with this endeavor, and all had to really work together to pour it, lift it, and create the right consistency. We documented as much of this process as we could but most of the time we found ourselves needing all hands on deck. You could also promote this in a classroom in the project of promoting what it means to be a Canadian for students. This is a project that gives students the chance to create something that makes Canada feel special to them.

Tire d’érable!
A small tire d’érable casualty!

We all had a ton of fun baking and creating together today and even managed to learn a cool new skill along the way.!


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