When the kids get hold of the camera – eek!

photo of mummy

Can I take your photo mummy?

It’s not a surprise to hear the words ‘Mummy, can I take a photo?’ meaning with my camera or smartphone after all they’ve been photographed more or less every step of their journey so far in the five years they’ve been with us. We spend a lot of time looking at the photos we’ve taken and talking about that particular object or experience and they’ve watched me get up close to a flower, or crouch/stand on a stool/hold the camera high in the air to get a shot that I’m looking for.

We’re really lucky these days to have digital cameras allowing us to take a look immediately at our photo and therefore re-take if it’s not quite right. If anyone has ever tried food photography – you’ll know what I mean.

They were delighted to find cameras on their Leap Pads at Christmas and we have a whole load of photos downloaded into their galleries and although the first could probably do with throwing away they quickly got the hang of it and now Big Ted and Baby Ted  are placed all over the place to get the right shot.

photo of daddy

Daddy just in from work still with biker jacket on!

I am really happy to pass the camera over and watch them play and learn at the same time. I am curious to see what they come up with and I want them to be better than me. My little Panasonic Lumix DMC-S3 is perfect as it’s compact, light and takes a damn good photo too. We haven’t tackled the zoom yet but I’m sure it will come in time and you never know I may learn something new too

snail trail

snail trail

Of course there are rules to be followed

  1. Always keep the loop over your wrist so if it slips out of your hand it won’t fall on the floor
  2. Share the camera nicely with your sister.
  3. NO SNATCHING
  4. NO running whilst holding the camera

So here it is, allow me to present Alice and Bessie’s first pictures taken of each other and things that caught their eye.

photos taken by the kids

in the front room
kids photos 2

In the garden
kids photos of garden
and some more
kids photos garden
and finally the disco lights that fascinated them as it squiggled and moved with the music
disco lights

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