Tuesday, 24 August 2010
give the kid a camera
At the start of the holidays I gave T his own camera. I saved for this by selling some stuff on ebay and then buying what is called a "refurbished camera" from an ebay outlet store (basically one that is returned but there's nothing functionally wrong with it, though the case may be scratched). I recommend this if you don't want to spend a lot, plus we still have a 12 month warranty. He has been busy taking a lot of photos since receiving the camera.
Then I tried to show him how to make a stop animation ... this was one of his first attempts. We animated it at Gickr.com Make your own animation
One thing I didn't realise was that he would become a seven year old paparazzi - I am often woken at 6am with a camera inches from my face - these photos I hope will never see the light of day. (But he has learnt how to lock them them on the camera so I cannot delete unflattering pics!)