Friday, April 04, 2008

If It Had Princesses THAT Would be Even Better

















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!"

8 comments:

J. said...

That is a good shot! I never would have thought it was taken by a 6 year old, you should definitely encourage her ability. Maybe start them off with a couple of disposables?

aep said...

She is smart, funny, and creative. She definitely takes after her mom.

Bulldog said...

Very nice. Usually, amateurs center the face so that the top half of the photo is meaningless. She's got the eye.

followthatdog said...

My son has a similar obsession with photography at the age of 4. We got him the Fisher Price digital camera, but he still prefers the "real" camera. He was not easily fooled. She seems to have a real eye for photography, that's an amazing photo for a 6 year old

Mia said...

Awesome! I bet there's a camera for that girl under your tree this y ear!

Lisa said...

Mia- I'll bet she doesn't have to wait for Santa. She called Grandpa and told him it was on her birthday list.

Amanda said...

"...what has flowers on it." So very, very sweet!

Cecily R said...

That's a great shot!! My kids want their own camera too...and when I get my dream camera in a few months, they might get one!!