Tweens are all too familiar with smart devices, as they spend a lot of their time on Instagram, Snapchat, FaceTime, texting and gaming. They understand the power of an image, they love to use filters, music, text, etc to make their images unique and fun. Well why not show them that they can take those photos and videos to the next level? Whether it’s telling a story through photos, video, or illustrations, it’s truly incredible what one can do with technology today. Just take a look at the Modern Family episode that was shot entirely with Apple devices.
Apple has put together a worldwide gallery of photo images, all taken from an iPhone 6 camera. Add a photography app and you’ll be surprised it was taken from a smartphone. The apps used to capture the image above include the iPhone 6 Camera, Snapseed and Instagram. To see more breathtaking images, visit the worldwide gallery at Apple.ca.
The Start Something New campaign from Apple showcases incredible works created solely from Apple products. The gallery of videos, still images and drawings may just ignite the creative juices in your tween to get their imagination soaring. Take a peek at the amazing video footage people have captured from their iPhones at Apple’s World Gallery page.
Apps to spark creativity
Here are a few recommendations of creative apps to get your tween creating something fabulous.
Create your own music by layering looped recordings of singing, beatboxing, or playing an instrument. $4.59
An intuitive digital illustration app that allows you to create art anywhere on your iPad. Including 120 brushes, advanced layer blending, 64-bit performance and more. $6.99
VSCO Cam is the premier way to shoot, edit and share your photographs with realistic photo treatments. Free
A video editing app to create instant videos using photos and videos from your Camera Roll. Choose from 22 video styles and add your own music. Free with in-app purchase.
Create polished time lapse videos to share with friends on Instagram. Free
Shooting a stop-motion film has never been easier. The National Film Board of Canada animation workshops has inspired this iPad app, which is packed with powerful tools, so the only limitation will be your child’s imagination. $3.49
Check your local Apple store for creative workshops for kids this March Break. Workshops are open to elementary school aged students and all participants must be accompanied by an adult. Workshops will cover basic content of the chosen topic with the ability for kids to ask questions throughout.
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About Wendy Morelli
Wendy loves her 2 kids and her iPhone, not necessarily always in that order. She is an app obsessed mom who loves everything tech and is (unfortunately) old enough to remember the brick Motorola cell phone and the Commodore computer. Her love for technology stems back to the 10+ years of working for technology based companies. Wendy's alter ego, "AppHipMom" has been featured in Canadian Family, iVillage, Women in Biz, EverythingMom, BlogHer and Savvy Mom.