My son is taking pictures!

February 16, 2009 8:05am CST
When my son was younger, I didn’t allow him to hold the camera. I’m afraid he might drop it or something. Anyway, he don’t usually ask me if he can hold it. Sometimes he even don’t want to pose in front of the camera. But now as he turned 4 last week, he became so interested in taking pictures. He asked me how and I thought him what to click and focus. And some of the pictures is good. He would try to focus the camera to himself and take some pictures Any mylotters here who have same experienced? At what age did your child got interested in taking pictures. Just share your experience. Thanks
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5 responses
@jolasu (49)
• United States
17 Feb 09
My sister bought my 7 year old son a digital camera/video camera for Christmas. I've let both of my boys use my camera occassionally with help, but was a little scared of how they'd handle the responsibility on their own. My 7 year old took that camera on vacation with us the following week and actually got quite a few pictures that were better than the ones I took. Guess he showed me!
@nzalheart (2352)
• India
17 Feb 09
Well I am not a married one to have mine child taking a picture of me. But a 4 year kid being so much interest in such activities shows that the kid is genius. You are lucky to get such child. However I have a cousin in my family who is 2 years old, she can't take pictures but very interested in taking our mobile, listening to the music and dance with it. Hope see learns taking picture soon...
@mammamuh (582)
• Sweden
17 Feb 09
The children at my youngest daycare( aged 1,5 - 4 years) use the camera a lot - it's pretty common at daycares here in Sweden that both teachers and children take photos. At home she's not allowed to use the camera since it's both heavy and expensive. We're thinking of getting the older ones cameras since they like taking pictures as well - they are getting really good at it too, but they are 9 and 11 and can handle the camera. The little one loves taking pictures and is very frustrated when she can't have tha camera
@kun2349 (23475)
• Singapore
17 Feb 09
IS that your son in your avatar?? He seems to be growing up well, so much difference from the last avatar u uploaded before this.. hehe ^_^ I'm someone whom does not like to take pictures nor photos and thus i seldom get to touch the camera at all.. lol =D However, i'll be curious too when i'm a kid, and i did play around with my mom's camera.. haha =D MOre than often, i will end up taking very bad photos and always being scolded by my mom for wasting films.. lol =D
@youless (93111)
• Guangzhou, China
17 Feb 09
I think you have to trust your son. You know today the children are much more intelligent than before:) My son is very little. I bought him a cheap digital camera so that he can have fun with it. He likes taking photos when we go out. It's quite interesting to see the photos that he photographs. And some are not bad, hard to believe:) I love China