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Miriam’s Photography

December 20th, 2008 · by Cyndi · 5 Comments

Miriam has always been more of a director than an actor.  Since she was old enough to hold a camera, she would grab one at any opportunity.  A child’s digital camera is a promised present (anyone know of one that is kid proof, has a display screen, and is under $30?) but, until then, she has been borrowing mine.  My old Nikon camera wasn’t very kid friendly since you had to turn it this way and that, and keep it in the case in-between shots. But my new one (a $100 Canon A590IS) is much easier.  Miriam already knows how to turn it on and off (no twisting and the lens cap opens and closes automatically) as well as how to flip the switch between picture taking and viewing.  She even uses the wrist strap.

Some of her pictures are quite good and a few are pretty amazing.  Though for every good one, there are 50 shots of her toes, the floor, or somebody’s butt (one of her photographic obsessions…the other one being taking awkwardly posed pictures of herself that I delete directly from the camera, lest we get arrested).

None of the photos below are edited in any way.  I often crop, adjust lighting, remove red eye, and so forth for blog pictures, but not here.  Miriam is 3 years and 9 months old.  She’ll turn 4 at the end of February.

Being smaller is sometimes an advantage.  The unusual angle makes the picture. Compare this picture of Michael cutting pumpkins to the cropped and lightened version I used in the blog entry for pumpkin puree.

Michael cutting pumpkins

Michael cutting pumpkins

Miriam colored the book with chalk then composed a picture documenting it.

Miriam's aunt holding a Clifford the Big Red Dog coloring

Miriam's aunt Connie holding a Clifford the Big Red Dog coloring

This isn’t the prettiest shot but Miriam loves her computer pictures.  And it’s one of the few photos of me that isn’t awful.

Cyndi at the computer

Cyndi at the computer

The cats are some of Miriam’s favorite subjects.

Hope waiting for the door to open

Hope waiting for the door to open

Miriam and her cousin Jaiden took about 100 shots with my camera the day after Thanksgiving.  This is Miriam’s best.

Cousin Jaiden

Cousin Jaiden

Household objects are a common theme.  My parents brought this ceramic lion home after a trip to Europe in the 1960’s.

Lion face

Lion face

This styrofoam box has been colored, pitted, used as a hat, and, of course, filled with rocks.

Rocks and rubber band in a styrofoam box

Rocks and rubber band in a styrofoam box

One in a long series of Melanie photos (she being the most patient of the kitties).

Melanie on the couch

Melanie on the couch

This is my favorite of all of Miriam’s photos.

Closeup of Melanie

Closeup of Melanie

Turning the camera in on herself.

Miriam self portrait

Miriam self portrait

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5 responses so far ↓

  • 1 coloring book pictures | Digg hot tags // Dec 20, 2008 at 11:28 pm

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  • 2 Yorick // Dec 21, 2008 at 7:58 am

    RadioShack are selling kid digital camera’s for $24.

  • 3 Yorick // Dec 21, 2008 at 7:59 am

    Hmm, the URL was cut out. It’s the Little Tikes Digital Camera.

  • 4 admin // Dec 21, 2008 at 8:39 am

    Thanks for the tip. Don’t know why the URL was cut; they usually work. It’s: http://www.radioshack.com/product/index.jsp?productId=3263541

    Wow, it’s big though (4 1/2 by 6 inches and 2 lbs!) with a 1+ inch viewfinder. And it doesn’t say if it works on a Mac.

    Maybe what I want is a much cheaper version of the camera I already have…something that has very few settings and options.

    Thanks,
    Cyndi

  • 5 lion face coloring book | Digg hot tags // Dec 26, 2008 at 2:56 am

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