Monday, November 17, 2008

A photographer in the making

Whenever a world class athlete, an amazing artist, or someone with a very advanced skill talks about when they started their craft, they usually say they started at age three or four. Athletes start Little League or whatnot, chefs help mom in the kitchen, artists free-color regularly, you get the idea. This weekend Bill had the idea of letting Logan play with one of our old digital cameras. It's an outdated camera (the one we bought before Logan was born) and it has a pretty slow shutter speed, thus why we got a new one. If we were to sell it we probably wouldn't get much, maybe $20. So the idea of letting Logan play with this to see what his creative self would do was brilliant.

Logan took pictures all weekend long. We taught him where the lens was and tried to remind him not to put his finger over it, showed him how to use the LCD view finder and what button to push to take the picture. He went around the house taking pictures of all sorts of things in his daily life. It was pretty interesting to see his point of view and what subjects were interesting enough for him to take a picture of. Needless to say, there are a lot of pictures of Buddha.

I'm going to start a file in our Photobucket account for his pictures (for those of you out there that have the password), but I'll be sure to post any interesting ones here too. Who knows, maybe he'll grow up to be a world famous photographer and here we get to see his very first shots taken at almost three years old.

Tricycle - multiframe

Daddy's eyes


Kitty under the table

Buddha - multiframe

Mommy's Monday Morning Emails


Jezer said...

Logan has an incredible eye! I remember using an old freebie camera that my parents gave me (not that I'm a pro, but the love has never died). My sweet mom even paid to get those developed--good thing Logan can use a digital camera!

Joanna said...

He's really good! Did he take the last one of you at the computer as well?? That was a great shot. I love the discoloration at the bottom!

erica said...

Damn girl, he's awesome!!! I'd love to see him do picture portraits of Carter and/or you and Carter to see how they turn out!

Dawn B said...

This is so cool!! Can't wait for more!!
James has been really interested in playing the guitar lately. I don't know if it's because his daddy plays it or not..but we'll see I guess. lol

Erin said...

How cute! That is just so neat to see! And he took some really good pictures too...I can't wait to see more.

momto1 said...

What an awesome idea! Stink has been itching to use our 5 year old digital--which is huge---maybe when we replace it we will do the same. I've given him a few disposables to play with, but he isn't quite able to look through the viewfinder yet!