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Photography for children

Postby LollipoppyS » Tue Jul 23, 2013 6:33 pm

Anyone bought kid's camera for your children (those in preschools or primary schools)?

Come, come share your experience and thoughts.

I have been thinking of introducing photography my little girl. As she is still very young and "clumsy", I think I would need to buy something simple and hardy. A digital one would be more cost efficient compared to those instant prints.

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Re: Photography for children

Postby tankee » Tue Jul 23, 2013 7:16 pm

Some years back, I was originally planning to get DS a ruggedized digital camera, like the entry level one from Olympus. But we ended up passing him our old normal compact nikon digital camera.

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Re: Photography for children

Postby ngl2010 » Tue Jul 23, 2013 9:55 pm

iPhone has those detachable lenses. Is it good? Anybody had used it before?

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Re: Photography for children

Postby LollipoppyS » Tue Jul 23, 2013 10:36 pm

6 this year. I am wondering if it is a good idea to just give her one of our old cameras.... Despite them not being the latest models, they are still a bit too high tech for her - with all the zoom and features. A bit wasteful.....

Hence, thinking if getting a toy one. Like vetch kidizoom.

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Re: Photography for children

Postby Geraldinelim » Wed Jul 24, 2013 12:17 am

Definitely a good idea to get your kids to pick up photography. Your kids will learn to be more observant with the surrounding and at the same time, it will help you to understand your child better.
You can know what he sees through the lens :)
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Re: Photography for children

Postby ChiefKiasu » Wed Jul 24, 2013 9:59 am

Geraldinelim wrote:Definitely a good idea to get your kids to pick up photography. Your kids will learn to be more observant with the surrounding and at the same time, it will help you to understand your child better.
You can know what he sees through the lens :)


Wow, that's pretty profound. I never thought of it that way! Thanks.

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Re: Photography for children

Postby UncleLim » Wed Jul 24, 2013 11:04 am

I share my Panasonic Lumix camera with my kids since it is not very expensive. Once in a while I let them go wild with it and am almost always surprised with the pictures I upload to the computer later.

My oldest often snaps strange parts of buildings we do not notice. Our youngest seems more keen on body parts. At a few dinner gatherings, she snapped quite a number of butts, fingers and toes.

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Re: Photography for children

Postby Nebbermind » Wed Jul 24, 2013 11:15 am

UncleLim wrote:I share my Panasonic Lumix camera with my kids since it is not very expensive. Once in a while I let them go wild with it and am almost always surprised with the pictures I upload to the computer later.

My oldest often snaps strange parts of buildings we do not notice. Our youngest seems more keen on body parts. At a few dinner gatherings, she snapped quite a number of butts, fingers and toes.

I think those are just fine....

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Re: Photography for children

Postby ChiefKiasu » Wed Jul 24, 2013 12:24 pm

UncleLim wrote:...
My oldest often snaps strange parts of buildings we do not notice...


Future architect.

UncleLim wrote:...
Our youngest seems more keen on body parts. At a few dinner gatherings, she snapped quite a number of butts, fingers and toes.


Future doctor.

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Re: Photography for children

Postby Nebbermind » Wed Jul 24, 2013 1:00 pm

ChiefKiasu wrote:
UncleLim wrote:...
Our youngest seems more keen on body parts. At a few dinner gatherings, she snapped quite a number of butts, fingers and toes.


Future doctor.


or CSI

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