Photo Safari

Photo Safari

After seeing this video about a talented 8-year-old photographer, I decided to post these photos of my 4-year-old nephew. Last Thanksgiving, in that lull of the day when the big meal was not quite ready, I enlisted him to go with me on a "photo safari" around the yard and through the neighborhood, looking for photos to bag using his parents' camera. The fun outing bonded us through the medium and, I hope, sparked some interest in photography in his young mind. He now has his very own Canon point & shoot camera.

That video proves if there's interest in photography shown by a young child, they may be able to do much more with one of those "complicated" digital cameras than you ever dreamed! And, I learned that it's much better to give a child an "adult" digicam that is well-built and solid, but perhaps used, with not so many features as the latest cameras, than to give them a "kid's camera." Most of those are cheaply made and have little or no LCD screen—and one thing that feeds the child's interest is being able to see the photo they have just captured. I suggest looking on ebay, craigslist, or KEH.com for a 3 to 5 megapixel camera in good condition.

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Focal Length: 112 mm
Exposure: 1/60 sec
Aperture: f 6.3
ISO: 250

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  • PRECIOUS!!! He’s just too cute... These photos look like a perfect camera ad to me, along with your text idea...Canon should hire you to do an ad with this! But yeah, I agree that you should start artistic kids young with the real deal. I got my first point-and-shoot when I was 10, but then used my dad’s big fat multiple-lens 35mm for the rest of my childhood (until he gave it to me). While I don’t think I have much of a knack for photography now, it was a wonderful part of my growing-up years and definitely got me more into the world of art.
    eg @ 2009-03-27 18:02:21
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Photo Safari

Photo Safari

After seeing this video about a talented 8-year-old photographer, I decided to post these photos of my 4-year-old nephew. Last Thanksgiving, in that lull of the day when the big meal was not quite ready, I enlisted him to go with me on a "photo safari" around the yard and through the neighborhood, looking for photos to bag using his parents' camera. The fun outing bonded us through the medium and, I hope, sparked some interest in photography in his young mind. He now has his very own Canon point & shoot camera.

That video proves if there's interest in photography shown by a young child, they may be able to do much more with one of those "complicated" digital cameras than you ever dreamed! And, I learned that it's much better to give a child an "adult" digicam that is well-built and solid, but perhaps used, with not so many features as the latest cameras, than to give them a "kid's camera." Most of those are cheaply made and have little or no LCD screen—and one thing that feeds the child's interest is being able to see the photo they have just captured. I suggest looking on ebay, craigslist, or KEH.com for a 3 to 5 megapixel camera in good condition.

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EXIF

Focal Length: 112 mm
Exposure: 1/60 sec
Aperture: f 6.3
ISO: 250

Latest Comment

  • PRECIOUS!!! He’s just too cute... These photos look like a perfect camera ad to me, along with your text idea...Canon should hire you to do an ad with this! But yeah, I agree that you should start artistic kids young with the real deal. I got my first point-and-shoot when I was 10, but then used my dad’s big fat multiple-lens 35mm for the rest of my childhood (until he gave it to me). While I don’t think I have much of a knack for photography now, it was a wonderful part of my growing-up years and definitely got me more into the world of art.
    eg @ 2009-03-27 18:02:21
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