Eighth grade digital photography students first learned about alternative points of view, extreme angles, the use of a limited depth of field, and the use of the “macro” (close up) setting on the camera. They were encouraged to use these techniques to create interesting close up photographs that were not reliant on subject matter to capture the viewers interest. Nearly anything can become the subject of a captivating photograph. A water bottle, q-tips, bolts, gum balls, and butter can all be made to look mysterious and exciting when seen through the photographer’s lens. Even a crack in the sidewalk can turn into an intriguing image when the photographer zooms in, blurs the background, and takes the photograph from an unexpected vantage point.