Kids and their - as of yet - undiscovered skills.


#1

Last weekend we took a family trip to the mountains of Banff Alberta, Canada. A lovely and relaxing 5 hour drive from home.

One morning I handed my Nikon D3100 DSLR to my 11 year old and said, “Go, have fun.” She smiled the hugest smile and took off like a rocket. We relaxed near the foot of Tunnel Mountain while she vanished up into the treeline. She returned about an hour later, covered in dust, but happy with a “thankfully” still functioning camera in hand.

She has never had any instruction in how this camera works. This was a trust experiment on my part. Her results were quite nice considering this was her first time ever using a camera that wasn’t a simple point and shoot. Now she wants a DSLR for herself. :slight_smile:

Note: She did take about 40 pictures. These 5 are representative of her results. I also had the camera set to Aperture Priority before she took off with it.

I’d better get searching on Kijiji…sigh.
/paul


#2

That’s awesome, Paul!! Great trust exercise, too. The timing couldn’t have been better-- she’s at that age that recognition of quality items and responsibility to care for them are meeting up.

Now it’s your responsibility to make sure she gets a Nikon instead of a Canon. :wink: :wink:

(I’m a Canon user, mind you… but if you get her hooked on Nikon, you’ll be able to borrow her lenses when she gets her first job and starts buying them… :wink: Always plan for the future!!)


#3

Good shots! You may have a pro photographer on your hands. Nothing like raw talent.
@GregP: Kidneys taps head


#4

Those are some great photos. I’m particularly fond of those macros. Something about capturing the little moments in life. It’s great that the two of you have found a hobby you can enjoy together =)

Yuki


#5

Those look good. My 6 year old granddaughter has been using our camera off and on and takes some really well framed pics for her age.


#6

Nice pics! For her age there really good!


#7

I second that!


#8

those are great foe any age!