Monday, September 08, 2008

A Best Shot Through Fresh Eyes

Seeing the world the way your children see the world is a gift. The beauty of handing your kids the camera is getting a glimpse into what see as important to capture in a photo. It can be enlightening and inspiring!


A portrait of a sister under trees in upstate NY, summer vacation 2008
My oldest daughter spent her graduation money on a new camera. Her own camera. I have never been one not to share my cameras with my kids but she wanted her own camera, not mine. Of course, I couldn't be happier that she loves photography despite it's prominence in our everyday life. I am thrilled that my love of photography hasn't caused her to run the other way. At least not yet anyway.
Over at PBS Parents today, my Expert of the Month post goes live. Go check it out! I hope it inspires you to encourage the children in your life to get into photography. I would love to hear your comments over there so we can start a little discussion in the next few weeks on the subject. You can even add photos that your kids take in the Flickr Pool called A Little Perspective. I'd love to see what you're kids come up with when they are behind the lens.

And on this fine Best Shot Monday share with us your best capture of the week.
And how about a little something EXTRA this week here at Mother May I?? I propose this Friday A Little Perspective Day. That means you can pop over here and share a link to your favorite shot from your child's photo collection. Let's honor their creative vision-no matter how young they are. What do you think? Are you up for a Little fun this week? Hope to see you back here on Friday, if not sooner.

33 comments:

Mia's Mama said...

what PERFECT timing!!!!! I posted about hanging with one of our fave families this weekend....she's a photographer and their 3 yr old has a Fisher Price camera...I LOVE the shots he gets. Mia played around with it, and LOVED it. It's def the next gift she gets!

I love your BSM...what great light.

here's my Best Shot :)

Happy Monday!

carrie said...

I love it. My 5yo has a Fisher Price camera and I love downloading it to see what she gets. Now my 3yo likes to grab it and shoot with it too. Definitely in for Friday.

My BSM this week is one I took over the weekend, though!

Blueberry said...

love that shot! great job. :)

my 3 year old has my old point and shoot camera. we haven't gotten it out in a while though. thanks for reminding me to keep her involved!

here's my best shot

Andrea said...

Great idea on the upcoming child's perspective. I think I may hand it to my teenager and see what he comes up with. I'll be back on Friday!

Here's my Inspiration

Killlashandra said...

Great angle in her shot. I like your comments about perspective and I agree it's important to look at life from many different angles.

I have to agree with Mia this is perfect timing as my little one turned a couple of truly good shots Saturday night. :)

http://www.killlashandra.org/wordpress/?p=788

amanda said...

How wonderful! I love this idea! My daughter follows me around with her camera, sets up shots with her dolls, and smiles that smile when she says - "we need to take a picture, mommi!"

Here's mine...
weekend wonders

Megan said...

what a great thing to start -- we all need a little "fresh perspective" from time to time.

a new year

Jen said...

Oh what fun!!! My daughter has been known to grab my pint and shoot. I love to see what she comes up with. I think your daughter's shot is wonderful and how exciting that she is into photography.

Here's mine:
Swingin'

The Source said...

That's a great photo! My two boys have fun with their little cheap camera...but they never come up with much.

Here's mine:
http://significantsource.blogspot.com/2008/09/best-shot-monday.html

kim said...

What a cool pic.. she's got a good eye.

Mine's up:
Daddy Time

Frozen Eights said...

I love it :)

Here's mine:

http://frozeneights.blogspot.com/2008/09/best-shot-monday-real-one.html

Christina said...

A kid-safe camera is the #1 thing on my daughter's birthday list in a couple months! I can't wait to see her perspective on the world.

This is my favorite perspective. :o)

Phyllis Sommer said...

what a great shot. my son, too, really wanted his own camera, mine wasn't good enough for him!

Here's mine this week...growing up so fast!

Jenny Rebecca said...

Just joining in on the Best Shot Monday. Do we just post a favorite picture from the previous week?
Here's mine. :o) Can't wait 'til she's old enough to have a little camera!
http://flickr.com/photos/fanglord2/2839233861/in/photostream/

Crunchy Domestic Goddess said...

what a cool perspective. :)

here's my best shot for the week

Jaimee said...

LOL, my son is in a stage where he THROWS everything on the hard floors (carpet won't do) to see what happens to it...I don't think I will be able to join in on Friday...I still want my camera to work! :)

Love the shot and perspective!

Here are my Best Shot(s) Monday!

Donna Blessed Nest said...

I loe a little perspective. Be back Friday too and so glad you're at our favorite Kids site. Congrats on the PBS post!

IMiss Rainy Days

Joanna said...

What a sweet shot. I think all of us who take pictures all the time have a child who loves to imitate us. I know Ella does!

Heres my BSM

Childlife said...

Love the idea for Friday :) I think your daughter is a natural -- more than just a smidge of her Mommy's talents! ;)

Here's my BSM -- our last day of summer

Marie said...

As always a great shot! I have a little something unsual posted at mine today as well!

I wish I knew how to do a hyperlink, but alas I don't

http://ayearatoakcottage.blogspot.com/2008/09/best-shot-monday.html

Leah said...

Here's mine!

Amy Jo said...

My son has recently showed interest in taking his ow pictures. He's only 2.5, so I share my old p&s with him and also let him use the remote for my dslr. He loves it!

Here are a few shots from my best day last week!

secret agent mama said...

Great shot; she's got the knack too it seems!

BSM: Finding Bliss

HipMomma said...

My oldest has her own camera and loves for me to load to up so see what she's captured. It's very cool to see what she considers interesting.

My Best Shot

infinitysedge said...

This is terrific! I know my son enjoys seeing the pictures on my camera...sometimes he tries to come look too soon (read: before or during the attempted taking of the photo!). We'll see if we participate just yet...

Until then, we'll continue to let him use technology via his imagination as captured in today's best shot!

d.girl said...

My daughter asks all the time if she can take some pictures with my camera. Thank God for digital...even though she does come up with some cute shots.
my BSM

Dawn said...

That's so cool that she bought it with her own money and yes, a child's view...it's one of the best ways to really see the world~

We had a blast this weekend!

Hope you did too!

:)

Maggie said...

This is a great shot! And I am totally excited to see what everyone has to share on Friday.

But for now, my BSM

MGF said...

I have enjoy when my eldest son wants to take pictures with the camera. I lie it better when he critiques his own shots. Wonder if I do that out loud, how else would he know to say those thins.

melody is slurping life said...

Love the photo and the fact your oldest daughter loves photography in spite or (or because of) growing up with a lens in her face.

Last week I posted about Mac's budding love of photography and one of his photos. It was a good one with awesome words from him. I'll be sharing it here. Great timing.

Congrats on your PBS gig...I already found you there. :)

Golightly said...

There is officailly 45 minutes of Monday left on the West Coast. So I posted my best shot of Harrison BEHIND his camera.

Barbara said...

Hey everybody!
Mine is finally up too! Go check it out here!

Cara said...

I love pictures take by kids. I can't wait to teach my little one to use the camera.