Thanks Jeff. Good Points! Now I'll just have to have someone teach me all those things and I'll be set! (LOL!)
Seriously, I agree to keep it simple. However, I need to cover what's in the merit badge book and I'm trying to keep it to a day class for scheduling reasons, etc. (Hard to get these guys together for these things consistently.)
I'm thinking something like teaching the composition and basics first like you're suggesting, break out and everyone take pictures, regroup, examine pictures, discuss more technical topics, break out and take more pictures, regroup, examine and then wrap up with summary and the rest of the topics like careers, etc. Then they have to take pictures on their own and create a poster board story or slideshow for the last requirement.