Kids are really smart and teaching kids photography is an amazing thing you can do with them.
New technology seems like something they just pick up and get on with, don't you think? And where does this ‘digital intuition' come from anyhow? I can't work it out.
Okay, if you're reading this, you're a photographer and you probably have kids (or at least nephews & nieces). So let's begin by acknowledging that photography is an expression and should be available to all – young, old and all folks in between.
First Camera Experiences
Remember having to ask your mom or dad for permission to have a hold of the ‘family camera'?
My dad used (now I'm going to guess this) something like a Minolta x-300 SLR with a 50mm Prime.
It was great fun to play with the split-screen viewfinder turning and turning the focusing ring, pointing it in the dog's face and clicking away with a giggle. “Don't use up the whole film!” I'd hear from the other room.
“Yeah, yeah, dad” I would inevitably reply, like any other kid.
About the author
Russell is a self-taught photographer who loves travel and capturing life as it unfolds. Having lived in the far east for a few years with some long term travel, this catalyzed his new-found passion for photography.
Lifestyle, Food, and Event Photography are areas he enjoys most.