Trip to the Airport (Nikon Dƒ, some long lensing, some street)

Started Jan 19, 2014 | Discussions thread
Patrick McMahon
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Re: Trip to the Airport (Nikon Dƒ, some long lensing, some street)

InTheMist wrote:

Patrick McMahon wrote:

i am particularly interested in the back story of your step son's interest in photography, My 6 1/2 year old wants a camera and I would love to share my intrest with him. I may pick him up a coolpix, any pointers are appreciated

For him, photography is a way to more deeply interact with his hobbies.

My stepson shoots exclusively automatic mode, and that's fine. I try to not bore him with photo blah-blah but I'll ask him, for example "don't you think that photo of mom would look better without so much sky over her head?" If he agrees, I'll show him how to crop it in camera. I try to make it a stress-free time.

My tip: Take your son to interesting places and activities that he likes, give him a camera and (very gentle) pointers as he goes. And even if he's not interested in photography, you'll get good shots and spend quality time with the kid.

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It's more important how an image looks as a thumbnail than how it looks at 100%.

ITM- I picked him up a $15 coolpix on ebay and he has it attached to him - and also taking a bunch of photos of his lego creations Thanks

out taking pictures of the ice boats.

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