Sunday, October 27, 2013

Budding Photographer

Today Sissy and Buddy asked me if we could go exploring down town. As Sissy says it is a great spot to take pictures. Both kids like to go on photo walks with me. Sissy asked if she could take pictures as well so, I decided to let her try out my Canon Powershot S3. I set the camera to full auto and explained a little about the rule of thirds and how to use the grid in the view finder to line up her shots.

I think she did a fantastic job. These photos have not been cropped and other than a slight lighting adjustment on the first one, no editing was done.

As we walked we talked a about the angle of the sunlight, using shadows, fill light as well as changing our position and how those can change the shot.

Thankfully this is the only shot she took of me.... :D
I noticed that on some shots she was tilting the camera slightly, so I explained to her that if she was going to have a tilt she should make sure the angle was obvious otherwise it would look more like she just wasn't holding the camera straight. This was the next shot she took.
Pretty promising for a nine year old that has only taken photos before with her DS. I may be biased, but I think she has a very good eye for photography. I am thinking I should take her off auto and continue her photography eduction all on manual. What do you think?


Kay said...

Wow, thank you for the photography pointers. I am terrible at taking pictures. She did, indeed, do an excellent job!!!

BLOGitse said...

wow, well done!
I would let her play and shoot - it's so easy to delete unwanted shots.
Just to have fun and later on - if she's interested - perhaps take a course etc.
But now just shoot and have fun!!! :)

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Very nice! And those with an angle are artsy. I don't know about taking it off auto....wouldn't want you to do that on mine! haha! Have fun!