The world seen through the eyes of a child is often times different from an adult’s point of view. Children are shorter therefore they are always looking up. Whether adults are always either looking around or down at their own height. Often times we forget to actually see what surrounds us; but actually see and not simply look.
A. always goes through phases where he either loves the camera or he seriously hates it. One day he’ll ask me to take a photo of him and the next he will hide and get all fussy and cranky at best.
There have been days when he asks if he can use my camera and take photos with it. I often oblige and let him. I put the camera strap around his neck (tie it back with a hair band) and let him go about his business as he takes some photos. We’ve done this a few times and I wanted to share with you all what the world looks like through my 4 year old’s eyes.
He used my Nikon D40 on manual, therefore some photos are off focus but I find this to be even better than to have a perfect photo with all the correcnt numbers and stats for a perfect photo. Every time he took a photo he would look aat it and either approve or ask me to delete it. So if he felt the photo to be perfect, then perfect it is.
Last year I posted another set of photos from back when he was 3 and we still lived in Portland. Wow, does time fly! Seeing the world from my child’s perspective is beyond amazing.
Have you ever let your kids take photos with your camera? Would you?