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Do your kids enjoy photography?

Discussion in 'Open Discussion' started by Amin Sabet, Jul 17, 2011.

  1. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)
    My two sons have been enjoying photography more than ever now that they have cameras built into their Nintendo DSs. Here's my 6-year-old Philip yesterday:


    Anyone else have kids who like to photograph? Share a picture of them in the act :smile:.
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  2. GaryAyala

    GaryAyala Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    My grandson learning the ropes (with Sarah my oldest daughter)

    Youngest daughter Amy with her first digital camera

    Amy with her next digital camera (a reflection in a mirror)
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  3. Hikari

    Hikari Mu-43 All-Pro

    Nov 26, 2010
    Thank goodness for that convenient handle on the top of the camera.
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  4. Ned

    Ned Mu-43 Legend

    Jul 18, 2010
    Alberta, Canada
    My kids are dogs. Their paws have trouble operating the controls. :( 
  5. GaryAyala

    GaryAyala Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    Yep, just the right size too for chubby two-year-old fingers.
  6. Kingsfan

    Kingsfan Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Nov 22, 2010
    highland park, CA
    what camera is this?
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  7. GaryAyala

    GaryAyala Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    That's an old Oly 5050, she has graduated to a dSLR.
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  8. RMO1957

    RMO1957 New to Mu-43

    May 28, 2011
    BC Canada
    Great Niece using her mothers Nikon

    Got to start them well their young... I love this shot Great Niece.JPG
  9. dixeyk

    dixeyk Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 9, 2010
    I gave my son an old Fuji F45 (he's 8). He loves that thing. He shoots with a wonderful sense of abandon.
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  10. jerfo

    jerfo Mu-43 Regular

    May 5, 2011
    My son and I went on a photography tour of our neighborhood last March. His Perry the Platypus camera is impressive, but unfortunately it's no match for the dreaded finger-over-the-lens effect.

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  11. Hyubie

    Hyubie Unique like everyone else

    Oct 15, 2010
    Here's my daughter with "her" E-PL1 (ever since I got the G3, she said she'll have it :rolleyes: ):

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    And her product:

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    (Me w/ the G3 and Sigma 55-200 for Canon. I think she got the rule of thirds down pat. :wink:)
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  12. isabel95

    isabel95 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    They're too busy....

    You are blessed to share this interest with your children.

    Both of my kids, now in their 30's, are way too busy with financial survival, to have any time for photography!

    I've given a couple of cameras I've retired to my son-in-law, and he's only used them on auto. When he and his wife went to Korea to meet her birth mother I wanted to make sure I got the best still and video images he would be able to take, so I got him a Panasonic LX3, which had stabilization.

    His results were quite creditable.

    My son, to whom I've also given cameras, prefers to use his cell phone. Too busy keeping up with his 3 year old twins to pay much attention to a camera.

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/isabel95/5300600184/" title="P1090525 Looking at Christmas Pictures by Isabel Cutler, on Flickr"> 5300600184_df01d155bb_o. "900" height="821" alt="P1090525 Looking at Christmas Pictures"></a>

    Love the way the water lights up your son in your image.

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  13. xdayv

    xdayv Color Blind

    Aug 26, 2011
    Tacloban City, Philippines
    will this count? :biggrin:
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  14. penfan2010

    penfan2010 Mu-43 All-Pro

    Nov 12, 2010
    NJ, USA
    My older son has been interested in photography for a while now, and he is getting pretty good. Here he is posing in front of one of his photos which was accepted at the Perkins Center for Arts juried exhibit in Southern NJ earlier this year.


    And here he is roaming around Acadia National Park with his basic kit: his Oly E-410 and his Canon QL17 35mm film rangefinder (which he considers his camera for "real serious photography").


    My younger son has gotten more into photography as well; he's been using my E-P1 a lot more than I have, and recently exhibited some of his "texture" photos at a local art exhibit.

    And here's the old man with his favorite rig - the trusty PL1 with the Oly 14-150mm. Yikes, that filter is mighty dirty! My younger son took this photo with my iPhone.

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  15. drd1135

    drd1135 Zen Snapshooter

    Mar 17, 2011
    Southwest Virginia
    This is a wonderful picture, BTW.
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  16. drd1135

    drd1135 Zen Snapshooter

    Mar 17, 2011
    Southwest Virginia
    I simply may have to buy a Perry the Platypus camera.:tongue: Best laugh I've had all day.
  17. Jdumas

    Jdumas Mu-43 Regular

    My step daughter and my EOS 1n with Zenitar 16mm on a recent camping trip.

    She never goes anywhere without her little dog Lucy.

    My cousin and her hunting for shots. They are such good friends.

    2 years ago she won her schools "Reflections" contest which is a art based, district wide, competition. She shot B/W film, developed and printed the winning set. With my direction of course:2thumbs: I will have to scan the shots to post them here.

    My family never had a nice camera when I was growing up and a roll of film lasted a year! :rofl:

    Maybe that is why I try to pass this stuff down?

    Keep the tradition alive guys and gals!
  18. drd1135

    drd1135 Zen Snapshooter

    Mar 17, 2011
    Southwest Virginia
    I'm not sure where you're from, but your son will fit into Texas just fine. :tongue: A great shot.
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