This is second in a series on Kids + Cameras. You'll find thoughts on getting a kid a camera in Kids + Cameras (Part 1). Our daughters, 7 & 9, each have a small digital camera. Having their own cameras frees them to document travels from their perspective, both physical and intellectual. The following photographs were taken by my daughters on our trip to Europe this summer.
An orange bug in a clothing store window in Munich
Diamond patterned garden globes in the Viktualienmarkt in Munich
Neon lights in the buildings across from our hotel, Munich
The ceiling of the art museum in Munich
Apples at the Viktualienmarkt in Munich
The organ in the amazing Great Church in Haarlem, long ago played by Mozart... a highlight of the trip.
Ceiling tiles in Bruges, Belgium
Ducks relaxing on a stone wall in Bruges, Belgium
The ceiling at the art museum in Munich
To give you an idea of what to expect, here's what our kids (ages 7 & 9) can do:
- Take photos on the auto or macro setting
- Turn the camera on/off, determine if a photo is in focus, turn flash on/off (which was used frequently as we visited churches and museums which did not allow flash)
- Review photographs they've taken and delete individual photos
- Put cameras in their zippered jacket pockets or give them to us when they are not taking photographs for awhile
- Make a basic movie using the movie setting