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.
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.