Children and Photography
Well one day he was at my home and I was showing him the work of myself and other contributors here at DT. Showed him how to use my camera a bit and how post processing works and can be fun using the effects. "If it aint fun a kid wont do it". He had a ball! Sometimes we as adults take the fun outta stuff and take things too serious. He was so excited he could not stop talking about photography to anyone with a ear.
Well.....I bought him his first Point and Shoot! Now we cant keep him indoors and the video games are collecting dust! He dabbles in post processing, I got him Gimp for free, and what is really facinating to me is seeing the world through a child eye. Things we as adults maybe have lost sight of.
To make this story short by exposing him to DreamsTime and getting him his own camera he found a new productive, educational and safe hobby! His friends all want cameras now, unlike some kids who want guns and knives. They want to start a camera club, not a gang. And they gets tons of exercise by being outdoors all the time snapping away!
So if anyone is hesitant about getting a kid a camera and introducing them to photography...dont wait as the benefits we may not see are great.
I would like to thank the fine contributors and DreamsTime for the parts they played in this kids new found interest as you have all roles of examples for me to present to him.
You will be seeing him down the road but I have a feeling his gifts from Uncle are gonna get more and more expensive! Worth every dime.
Photo credits: Jvecc1.