Monday, February 16, 2009

Like father like son

Recently Clayton has decided that he needs a camera like his father has a camera. Of course I thought it would be fun to get the little guy a camera. I looked at the cameras at Toys-R-Us and didn’t see anything that I thought was suitable and at the same time affordable. Then I remembered our old digital that hasn’t been used since we picked up the DSLR almost two years ago.

I pulled it out, dusted it off, popped in some new batteries and handed it to Clayton telling him it was his camera. Off he went like a flash (pun intended) taking photos of everything in sight… Mom, Dad, the cats, his toys, walls, carpet, his leg, dad's leg, mom's leg, the closet, his shoes, himself (yes he started doing self portraits within 20 minutes) and the list goes on and on. He was almost as trigger happy as his dad was when we picked up our first DSLR.

He loves the camera, and so we go around the house hunting for things to photograph. I admit I had quite a bit of fun with Clayton. It was fun seeing his enthusiasm. When the weather warms up we will have to go outside and do a little shooting. I can’t wait for the weather to warm up!


Jeremy said...

I had the same experience with my kids... they absolutely love it... we go on photowalks together and it is great to look at what they shoot...

Take care!

Nathan Marx said...

It was so much fun seeing his enthusiasm. I loved to hear him say "I got it dad".