This year, Max has taken a real interest in photography. So much so that Ed bought him a Canon PowerShot A480 all of his very own and a mini tripod. Whenever he wants to take a picture, he carefully takes the camera out of it’s lowepro bag, puts the strap around his wrist (so he won’t drop it) and tells me (or anyone within hearing distance) that the camera is “delicate”.
It goes everywhere with him.
At any given moment you can walk into a room and he’ll call you over to see the shot he’s set up. His words, not mine. Since he sometimes goes “delete happy” before I get a chance to see his pictures I decided to download them to my computer.
In a nutshell, he loves to take selfies and thinks that he coined the term. Besides inanimate objects, his sister is his favourite subject. Here is some of his work. Not bad for a five year old.
Do Your Kids Take Pictures?
— Journeys of The Zoo (@zoojourneys) March 18, 2015
P.S. Somewhere along the way, Max turned on the date/time stamp. I’ve read the User Guide twice and gone on forums but I can’t figure out how to turn it off. Any ideas?
In the comments, Amanda asked why I didn’t post any of the pictures with me in it. Since “I’m vain, look my age and horrible in them” didn’t seem like the best answer I’ve swallowed my pride and for the sake of Max’s art, I’ve posted a few of them.
*Note that in addition to these pictures there were 53 of the ceiling, 28 that were indistinguishable, 3 of me and 1 of Ed on the toilet.
** I’ve started to talk to him about light and you can already see the difference it’s making.