Have you ever wondered if you were given a camera as a child, what would you have chosen to photograph? How would your world look like from a child’s perspective?
What would you have chosen to photograph? What photos would you have treasured? As the daughter of a photographer with Hasselblad and Leica cameras, we didn’t have consumer cameras around our house. Unfortunately, there are no childhood photos taken from my perspective.
With the onset of digital cameras, children of this generation have more opportunities to become photographers. There are great cameras for every budget and for every photo experience. The cost of viewing is free so your children can take photos to their hearts content.
You may have an older digital camera just collecting dust. Pull it out of the closet and go on photo shoots with your children.You will be making memories that will last a lifetime.
If you don’t have an inexpensive digital camera, then visit Craigslist or Ebay to invest in a simple camera. People are always upgrading their digital cameras and selling their older models.
Taking pictures is a learning experience. You can teach your kids simple things like replacing batteries, how to click the shutter button and how to download pictures.You can do fun projects with your child like making simple slideshow movies or organizing a photo book.
You can even frame your child’s photos. You will gain the perspective of how your child sees their world. Don’t worry if your child loves to photograph you from unflattering angles . . . it is all part of their learning experience. You will probably see wonderful photos of favorite pets and friends.
Even a child’s hand can be a source of wonder. To a child, the world is a big cool place and their pictures will be very important through the years.