Thursday, August 21, 2014

Photos: The Girl With the Camera

I was alarmed at first. She is a girl, not even a teenager. Should she be carrying an expensive camera? Even before my brain has finished this line of thought, my friend and his son came into my mind. My friend had gifted his old camera to his son. The camera is as expensive as mine. It is the kind of model lugged around by an advanced amateur. There are perks in being a photographer's kid. You get to use your parent's hand-me-down cameras and lenses. These hand-me-downs may also happen to be the state-of-the-art depending upon how addicted your parent is.

What I observed, in both this girl and also my friend's son, was the ease and comfort in which they reacted to the camera. There are a few things a photographer does before going in for the shot. These actions come naturally to them. When they place the viewfinder in front of their eyes, the arms are held in such a way that it is holding the camera from down and also adjusting the angle from above. As a result, the feet are apart with the weight shifting to the side of the body which is closest to the subject. After the shot, the photographer relaxes and moves on as if nothing has happened. It is fun to watch the people observing this act. They are surprised when the photographer gets ready and breaks up with a smile when photographer walks away after the act.

With young minds, there is one another aspect after taking the photo. They run to their parent to show what they have taken. Interestingly, when we are learning photography, this is what we do too. As soon as we take a shot, we run to the more experienced one for approval.


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10 comments:

  1. Interesting observation there. And yeah, technological advancements now seem to be child's play!

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    1. Yes, true. Remember when we were going to school, our parents used to complain about our syllabus being tough. At the same time, we felt those were easy things to do. :)

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  2. Great points. Never thought about these.

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    1. Thank you. Now that you know about this, you will consciously observe this in the future.

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  3. First, you've captured it beautifully.
    Second, the observation... both make it a perfect post. :)

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  4. Children do have a knack for gadgets:)
    Yours is a flawless capture too:):)

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  5. Children are more advanced in technology today. Great observation and post Nona :)

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    1. You are right. Check out the way they work on the iPad. It amazes me.

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