A Child's Perspective
Have you ever handed your toddler your camera and send them on their merry way? Last week I gave Broden my Virgin Mobile Samsung Galaxy S II cell phone with the camera open and ready to shoot. I sat back and worked on preparing dinner while my little guy ran wildly through the house snapping pictures of the things he found interesting or loved. Not only was he having the time of his life, it bought me roughly 45 minutes of quiet time as he photographed nearly every toy we own and almost all the random products we have including two shots of the inside of our garbage can.
After scrolling through over 200 pictures I narrowed it down to some of the clearest ones and made a collage for you, my readers. Through all the pictures I noticed he seems to keep is finger pointed and slightly covering the lens, blocking the image. At some point near the beginning he must have touched the lens as the majority of the pictures appear to be smudged.
To keep the integrity and honesty of the post and my three year old son's photography session I left the edit button alone. I arranged them in a collage, but did not tamper with them at all, after all, this is about Broden, and his love of photography and playing with electronics. The first picture I was surprised he was able to navigate the phone to the "selfie" setting and take a picture of himself and then switch the mode back to the reverse side of the camera.
Now it's your turn!
Hand your camera or cell phone to your child or grandchild and send them through the house to freely and independently capture images that are important and interesting to them. You might be surprised by what you find! Once they are done, upload them to your computer and create your own collage. I used Ribbet Collage Maker, a free collage maker photo site to create my collage being it shrinks the full image rather than cropping.
Once your collage and post are complete, come back and link up your "In Your Child's Eyes" blog post showing the variety of pictures your little one has taken!
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