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Introduce your kids to photography

kid holding a camera

If you notice that your kid has an eye for beauty, then maybe you should consider giving him a taste of photography. Hey, they’re never too young to learn. Taking pictures is all about seeing the beauty in things around us, and introducing your kid to photography opens up an entirely different world for him.

For starters, you could lend your kid your trusty old point and shoot, and get him used to the feeling of having it in his hands. Acquaint him with the buttons, flash, and zoom functions. Tell him the importance of handling the camera with care, and that it’s a piece of equipment not akin to his action figures which he can just freely toss around. Remind him to keep his fingers off the lens, and to keep the cap on when not in use.

When he’s ready to shoot, you can start with things around the house… food on the table, his sister, his pet dog. Allow him the freedom to choose his subjects, and don’t worry about any rules on photography. Simply let him shoot and see how the pictures turn out.

After you’ve loaded the pictures on to the PC from record to disk, just let him marvel at his shots. This will motivate him to learn more complex photography techniques. With the world of photography, he may learn to see things in ways he never has before.

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Simple Photography Subject #3: Pets

Pet animals are really amusing photography subjects. They’re adorable and provide a whole new dimension to your humble photography. Taking pictures of your pets- or your neighbor’s- takes some practice, though.

If you’re lucky enough to get your dog to “stay”, then you can shoot it any which way you like. If you’ve got a runner though, then you’ve got your work cut out for you. If your camera allows, you’ll have to then adjust your shutter speed to 1/1000th of a second to be able to shoot your dog while in action. Otherwise, your best bet would be to just wait until your dog is tired and simply sitting still.

One last thing to remember when shooting pictures of pets, be sure they have warmed up to you first. The last thing you’d want Is to get a rabies shot.

Simple Photography Subject #1: Children


They say, the children are our future. Well, more importantly, they are the present… they’re all about the present. If anything, they’re the ones who can teach us adults a thing or two about living in the present. That’s all the more reason that kids are good photography subjects.

When taking pictures of kids, try going down to their level- literally. Nothing looks worse than a shot of a kid with a head larger than his body. Slouch down or kneel until you’re about the same height as your subject, to get a better proportioned picture.

Candid shots are perfect too when it comes to shooting kids, especially babies. Try taking pictures of them while they’re at play and barely noticing that you’re shooting them.

With kids, you’ll never grow tired of photography.