Wednesday, 28 February 2018

A Year Of Photos Taken By My Toddler

Even before becoming a blogger I have always been obsessed with photography and hardly ever go a day without taking a picture on at least one device so the fact that Sebastian became obsessed too was not a shock. Children learn by copying, what they see you do they want to emulate so craft, DIY, gardening, cooking and of course photography are all high on his agenda. The thought of letting him hold my very expensive and very heavy DSLR was not an option so from around 15 months I let him use my Diana Lomo camera. It is plastic, even the lens is plastic so far easier for him to handle. The results were actually really impressive and I will share them I just need to get round to scanning in the negatives.

After a while his thirst for taking images was getting too expensive for film so I looked around at kiddo cameras and came away unimpressed. I managed to find a decent point and shoot on Amazon marketplace for £30 and bought it. I let him roam free with it and neglectfully I never really checked what images he was taking until last week when I downloaded all of the images onto my laptop and the results are actually quite amazing. I am wondering if I should get them printed into a photobook for him, what do you think?

There are selfies of course, even reflections of himself Vivian Maier style. I loved seeing how our home and world looks from his perspective. There are a number of shots of adults talking that make you feel like a toddler again when you see them. I also love some of the shots he took of me pregnant and even the towels in a pile the day his baby brother was born in the living room.

So here is a year in the life from the point of view of a short toddler (I have picked my favourites there are in fact over 700 images).

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 

 

 
 
 

28 comments:

  1. As such a great idea to give him his own camera my son uses my phone when I let him but I think maybe a cheap camera would be better as he has had disposal ones in the past. You should definitely get some printed out or even sent up and email account and email them over.

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    1. you should by the time you have paid to get the disposables developed every time it will work out. The one we found was £30

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  2. These photos are so cute. Little Sebastian clearly takes after his mum in his love of photography and it obviously wasn't just a short lived whim!

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  3. I think that it was a great idea to give him a camera and let him express himself. I can see that he developed a passion for photography and he will probably go more and more into it once he grows older.

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    1. I hope so maybe he can use the darkroom when he is older

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  4. I Love this post!!! Its so great seeing things in there little perspective from down on the ground. My daughter has just started to try and take pictures too

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  5. Aww what a great idea I definitely should do this with my son. It would be great to see what he captures. There are definitely great photos here from your little one.

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    1. Do it I was so pleased to see them I had no idea I would love them so much

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  6. Gosh, he's really taken quite a few photos! It's a privilege to see the fruits of his labour and to have a glance into the lives of others. Thank you for sharing such an intimate post :)

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  7. These are so sweet, I love his view of the world!

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  8. I absolutely love this post, it's so nice to see life from the perspective of a child x

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  9. I love this! Sooooo cute, really does make you feel like a toddler!!! Xx

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    1. I know or super short! Especially the ones with groups of grown ups or behind the shopping trolley made me feel tiny

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  10. These are so sweet and it's nice he has his own camera. I do think it would be really nice to print a photobook so you can look back on them x

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    1. I agree I really need to get more photos from existing just on a screen. I think it will be nice for him to access them whenever

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  11. Oh I love this! At 4 and 7 my kids are just about to use my DSLR under supervision now but it does still make me nervous, I think I ought to get them a point and shoot too.

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    1. When I am photographing recipes he runs to do it too with his camera it is too cute

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  12. I love this and what an amazing idea! My son loves taking photos too and I can't believe I haven't thought of getting him a little camera too! I would love to see the world through his eyes through his pictures!

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    1. I think you should it was such a joy when I finally looked at these

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  13. I love the different viewpoint from when he takes the picture from his lower height. How lovely that he took photographs during your scan. What a great way to involve him.

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  14. Haha - this is such a great idea. I might have to try this with my daughter when she gets a bit older

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  15. Ahhh what a cool idea, some of these a pretty good too! H :)

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  16. Oh my goodness this is adorable! Sebastian is definitely a budding photographer, I love the photo of his shadow and seeing the world from his height. Getting them all in to a photobook is a lovely idea.

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  17. I love doing posts like this. My phone is full of hundreds of selfies and funny faces

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  18. Aw what a budding photographer! I think it would be lovely to see how the photos progress in years to come too! xxx

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  19. what a great idea i have a few little ones who wander round with their ipads in the house and take sneaky snaps they're hilarious some of them

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