Monday, 7 January 2008

A New Camera


When MasterM was 5 we gave him a Fisher Price camera for Christmas. It was bright blue and yellow with binocular vision and big grab handles at each side. The picture quality was diabolical but he loved it. He took pictures of his Lego models, cuddly toys and his friends. It sparked an interest that outlasted the Lego and cuddly toys and was only the first of a series of cameras.

Photography has become a big passion. He reads books about photographers, goes to exhibitions and experiments with his camera. He has a wonderful eye for composition.

This is the most recent camera - much bigger and more complex than anything that I have ever used. He will take it with him on his travels next year. It is a long way from his blue and yellow camera but it is good to know that occasionally, very occasionally, in the pile of presents on Christmas Day there may be one that really makes a difference.

10 comments:

Ginnie said...

And now that MasterM knows the photo site that you were "ch@in bout," maybe we'll be treated to some of his work?

blackbird said...

I know just what you mean.

He is fortunate that you can indulge his talent. (And he would fit in just fine over here.)

Lina said...

Hmmm, I'm tempted to get Ruby one of these for her birthday (she'll be 5). Perhaps it will spark a similar passion!

bluemountainsmary said...

Are yours the most gorgeous teenagers in the whole of the UK?

MrM said...

BMM - I think MrsM has a lot to do with this

driftwood said...

that's a fantastic gift!

Ali said...

Funny, we got our Master M a Fisher Price camera for Christmas when he was 6. I wonder if I will be having the same thoughts when he's all grown up.

farm mom said...

Aden was given a pink and neon green digital kids camera for her b'day last month. Hope it sparks the same kind of interest.

BreadBox said...

Lucky MasterM! I think that the opportunities for photography are so much more wide open with digital than they were thrumptyseivex years ago when I got my first SLR camera -- just the cost of developing alone makes such a huge difference! To take photograph after photograph, and learn at every stage, without having to worry about film....

N.

dottycookie said...

A perfect illustration of why I find genetics so fascinating!

Children and cameras - just wonderful. They see so many things that we don't. Well, that I don't anyway!