Opportunity breeds Success!

by Laurie Madsen March. 08, 2019 305 views
Grandson Learning Photography on My Old Olympus E10

Grandson Learning Photography on My Old Olympus E10

Granddaughter Birding with Her Olympus E620 Camera

Granddaughter Birding with Her Olympus E620 Camera

Monkey See- Monkey Do! Even the littlest one is taking pictures with his tripod!

Monkey See- Monkey Do! Even the littlest one is taking pictures with his tripod!

Taking a Portrait of Grandma!

Taking a Portrait of Grandma!

One HAPPY boy!

One HAPPY boy!

I was introduced to photography at about 10 years of age, as I watched a photograph come to life in the chemical bath of a darkroom. It was a magical moment that hooked me to photography for life!

I am determined to provide that opportunity to the children around me with creative interests!

If you have some gear laying around-unused- give it to a child with creative interests and watch them SOAR!

I am always amazed at how they can figure out the "bells and whistles" of technology faster than I can! Technology that seems complicated to most adults, seems completely intuitive to the children!

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Camellia Staab 1 year ago

What a great post Laurie! The photos are outstanding and I believe you are fortunate to have grand kids who take after you as far as photography. Kudos to you for introducing them early in life smile

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Laurie Madsen Replied to Camellia Staab 1 year ago

Thanks Camellia-
It is so much FUN seeing their creativity and interest in photography!
Their enthusiasm is contagious and brings me JOY!
(they are very grateful children too!)

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Lynn F Medley 1 year ago

Wonderful series and beautiful grandchildren! I too have given my old compact camera to my oldest grandson, fun to watch him take snap shots of us. 😊 Thank you for the sharing.

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Russell Smith 1 year ago

It is never too early to learn photography I know I started when I was about 8 and continued until I was about 14 then I found more imporant things in life lol.

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Laurie Madsen Replied to Russell Smith 1 year ago

And here you are going gangbusters!

I agree, I get a lot of JOY out of seeing my grandchildren create!
2 of my other grand girls love VIDEO!
So don't ya just love the little one thinking he is taking my portrait with the tripod?
I told him he was a good photographer and he said "Grandma, I'm NOT a photographer, I am a BOY with a camera!"

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Russell Smith Replied to Laurie Madsen 1 year ago

I love kids at that young age when exploration is still fun to them. So much wonder and awe that they see in the world .

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Laurie Madsen Replied to Russell Smith 1 year ago

I agree, and they bring out the child like wonder and awe in me!
smile

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Antonio Gil 1 year ago

A whole new generation of photographers. Our future is saved smile

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Laurie Madsen Replied to Antonio Gil 1 year ago

Yes!
Brilliant Creatives!
They are already writing screenplays and making movies!

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Berckmans Peter 1 year ago

My daughter is the same,no msnual needed. Nice series

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Laurie Madsen Replied to Berckmans Peter 1 year ago

Thanks Peter!
It is amazing to watch them!
Their enthusiasm and creativity knows NO bounds!
It thrills me to see them learn every aspect of things!

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