Photography, Cycling and the Internets

Through a Child’s Eyes


This is not my photograph. It’s my six-year-old daughter’s!  On Sunday, during our walk to farmer’s market, she was very interested in shooting her flowers.  This is one of the images.  I think she chose a great subject and a killer background for it.  It almost looks like a studio setup.  Rather, it was in someone’s yard.  I better look out, that kid will be passing me up soon enough. 🙂


14 responses

  1. NICE!!!! There’s definitely some talent there, Sean, so the apple don’t fall far! Nice light and composition (does she do her own finishing as well?)

    Sooo, when does she get her blog?? 🙂

    May 4, 2010 at 5:17 pm

    • She has had a couple of good shots, most of which have been on her lame little toy camera. I’m going to have to let her start using the nicer point & shoot. I don’t think a kids digital will ever achieve the same level of hipness as a lomo.

      I do hear her say things like, “there is too much stuff behind the flower, it won’t be good.”

      I finished this one, but I think I should spend some time with her on it. I bet she’d pick it up quick.

      As for the blog… um, yeah.

      May 4, 2010 at 8:08 pm

  2. Wow, she takes after her daddy. Beautiful shot 🙂

    May 4, 2010 at 7:27 pm

    • I shared your comment, she got giddy. 🙂

      May 4, 2010 at 8:21 pm

  3. Very nice! Looks like your stiffest competition might come from your own family. 🙂 I know the feeling well as my youngest (6) loves to shoot and already complains that her P&S doesn’t take photos as well as my dslr. She keeps asking when I’m getting a new one so she can have my current one!

    May 4, 2010 at 9:54 pm

    • The question is, is it enough motivation to make the upgrade. 🙂 Any motivation helps, right? I wish my daughter thought I needed a new lens.

      May 7, 2010 at 12:58 pm

  4. She did really well!! Yes, definitely let her use the p&s, or get her her own. Is your other daughter interested in photography, too?

    When I upgraded to my D300 a little over a year ago, I let my older daughter (she was 12 at the time) use my D70, and it officially became hers on her 13th birthday. Of course my youngest (5 at the time) wanted a camera, too, and I gave her my old p&s since I wasn’t using it anymore.
    My 13-year-old does really well (and she does have her own blog), but my little one will use her camera more often…. should have let HER have the D70! 😉

    May 5, 2010 at 3:46 am

    • That is cool. I hope my girl will remain interested in it. It’s all about 10,000 hours. At least according to Malcolm Gladwell. Nothing better than helping the kids get off to an early start.

      May 7, 2010 at 12:59 pm

  5. Well there’s a budding photoggrapher for sure… s’cuse the pun… This is pretty amazing Sean, and not only are you spot on with the background, but she captured the light perfectly too to bring out the details and colour…

    May 5, 2010 at 7:46 am

    • I hope I can post more photos of hers. I’ll have to let her use the big camera more.

      May 7, 2010 at 1:00 pm

  6. I would say you should definitely watch out for that talented gal! She’s got a good eye… very nice!

    May 5, 2010 at 8:53 pm

    • Thanks Jewel, I passed on the info. Again, she got a big smile.

      May 7, 2010 at 1:01 pm

  7. aswirly

    The light is gorgeous. Your daughter has a great eye 😉

    May 8, 2010 at 1:26 pm

    • Thanks, Amber. I think all the good feedback has her wanting to take more shots!

      May 8, 2010 at 5:17 pm

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