These six images were taken by students at a local high school I'm helping with. These five students had never handled a dSLR before; they've only worked with cell phone cameras,and point & shoot types.
I volunteered my D300 and my basic 18-200VR lens, tripod, remote and prayed it wouldn't be dropped or damaged. Surprisingly everything and everyone survived unscathed.
The basics of dSLR operations, aperture, and shutter speed, how one works with the other, as well as how the same aperture works on different focal lenghts, etc. As well as basic lighting and composition were covered.
These six images, by five students represents their own vision of a small work area that was setup on a school desk. They tried on a couple of occasions to go shoot outdoors, but the subject matter, and lighting stunk.
The students decorated the table, and picked the subject from stuff that had been brought in.
Once it was all set up each of them had time with the camera. Each one of them came up with their own creative ideas of basically three different scenes of their choosing. Afterwards, they critiqued the work on a projector screen. Each of them selected one of their best images and then on a sheet of paper wrote down what they would have liked to have improved upon.
I downloaded, and copied the images onto CD,- one for each of them. I did the post-processing on these as they are not experience enough, nor does the school have the equipment to do so.
Here are the results of all their hard work!! And I understand they each will have the opportunity to exhibit their print in the schools annual art show this year.