Friday, January 02, 2015

When your kid exceeds you

Dahlia learns the craft
London, ON
October 2014
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Our daughter, Dahlia, captured the photo above during a walkabout we took a couple of months back. We ostensibly set out to capture the fall colors before they faded into a distant memory, but as often happens when we set out with a plan, the plan changes.

She is very much like my wife, an artist no matter what tool happens to be in her hand. She's become quite adept with my DSLR, happy to twist the controls this way and that to get the result she wants. I was happy to just hang back and watch her go at it. Because few things in life are more enjoyable or fulfilling than watching your kid pursue her passion.

At her age, I was just figuring out the basics of depth-of-field, composition and exposure. So it was eye-opening to get home and realize that she was already well ahead of me. Looks like we've got lots more walks like this in our future. Which is the way it should be.

Your turn: What should she shoot next?


Peg Cherre said...

What should she shoot next? Nothing that we can dictate, or possibly even suggest, or it won't be hers. Just give her the camera and let her loose.

Kalei's Best Friend said...

Maybe, YOU? :-) Every generation does better than the previous.. That's how it should be... The world is that way.. look at technology... If the young don't do better than the previous- man, we're in trouble!. BTW, I hope she frames this latest... I like her DOF. Looks like from an insect's perspective.