My geeky self so wishes one of my kids will grow up to be a paleontologist or a geologist. I love the idea of wearing a shirt that says, “My kid digs rocks”. However, if they decide to live out one of my other wishes, to become a National Geographic photographer, I would be just as excited. So, I guess it is fitting that with my passion of photography kicking up again (thanks to my blog) and the ever presence of my camera in my hands, Arthur and George have also gotten more into photography. So yesterday, I thought I would give Arthur a shot with my (gulp) camera. He was very excited to be using my camera instead of their play ones. I talked to him about finding things he was interested in to take pictures of, how to frame the shot by looking through the eye hole, looking for light, focusing, and then pressing the button fully down. Then, we also talked a bit about how he could change his stance, or lay down to take a better shot, or get closer to the subject. We had a blast, and Arthur was so excited to be able to see his pictures on the back of the digital camera (he figured out real quick how to scan his recent pictures and used that to adjust his next shot- mom, I need to get closer this time-…so crazy) and then later when we loaded them onto the computer. So, since it is my artsy sister’s birthday, I figured it would be a good day to share a few of Arthur’s pictures! Happy birthday Katherine!!!
Looking for light
“This one is for you mom.”
Taking a picture, looking at it, and then changing the next shot.
Study on angle and perspective.
Hope you enjoyed Arthur’s adventure with photography. I can’t wait to take it outdoors!!!
Do you have a suggestion for any good kid friendly cameras?