Friday, April 04, 2008
Claire took this picture of Katie a couple of days ago. I let her use my digital SLR with supervision and she is incredibly good with it. She has always had artistic talent but I am also amazed at her ability with a camera. She can manage a large zoom lens on a camera that isn't exactly light-weight, work the auto-focus at the time that she is composing her shot. Quite a task for a six year-old. It is her artistic eye that I find most amazing. She instinctively knows the rules of good composition and actually takes interesting shots. I am not talking about a kid that is taking a hundred and just gets lucky and has a good one. She might take four or five that are all decent with one outstanding shot.
After taking this picture, she handed the camera back and said, "I want my own digital camera."
Katie is never one to be left out, made it be known that she also wanted one, "I want a digital camera, too! One what's pink, what has flowers on it!"