Mighty Life List
Nov 2 2010

Hank the Photographer

A few days ago, Hank finally figured out how to use the viewfinder on a camera.

Ever since, he’s been crying when I won’t let him use my delicate, precious SLR.

So we hightailed got him his own kid-friendly digital camera, which he hasn’t put it down since. Seeing the world from his perspective has been awesome.

23 Responses to “Hank the Photographer”

  • robyn Says:

    i love this – giving a kid a camera and letting them explore the world in a new way!

  • Kathleen Says:

    We let our then 3year old have his own camera on a vacation. Best Vacation Photo’s Ever!

  • Lara K-W Says:

    My favorite is the pic of flowers growing in the cracks on the sidewalk. Hopeful kid, that one!

  • kat Says:

    I bought those for my twin nephews & my sister said she felt like she had paparazzi.

  • Anna Says:

    Glad to see that Hank is already developing a taste for smart, funny women.

  • Rachel Says:

    It is amazing to see a kid’s perspective. I’m not implying anything, but I have seen some stellar under-belly pics of pregnant mama’s recently.

  • AnnGeeDee Says:

    That is all kinds of awesome. Ours has one too but he seems more interested in the games, much to my chagrin…

  • BethS Says:

    I just wrote about my daughter hijacking my point-and-shoot on my blog this week. If you want, you can check out my post here: http://bethstecher.blogspot.com/2010/11/my-little-photographer-part-2.html.

    She’ll be four in two weeks.

  • jennifer Says:

    i’m impressed! he’s got a good eye. love the photo of the dog.

  • Lisa B. Says:

    we got cameras like these for our grandkids–I love the pictures those cameras make! the underwhelming amount of megapixels actually kind of makes some beautiful pictures. (I bought myself a super-cheap one–not the deluxe model, like Hank’s.)

  • Earth Girl Says:

    I like his shot of the magazine cover…pretty woman with a dress split to the navel. When my sons were young (pre-digital), we gave them disposable cameras in their stockings and now have pictures of our relative’s nostrils as the boys tried to focus on the face. Imagine if he had captured a full-face image of his father.

  • Allie Says:

    Esquire…..that made my day. Made it!

  • Sarah Says:

    I love seeing the different perspective and focus kids have in the world.

  • Elly Says:

    Ha! Love the different perspective. Hank is brilliant! :)

  • Kris McElman Says:

    Awesome! Now to go make a book on Blurb or MyPublisher. He can add captions to the books – I bet they’d be brilliant.

  • dgm Says:

    I’m a firm believer in giving kids cameras! My 12 & 7 year old have old digital cameras of mine, but my 4 yr. old twin niece/nephew each have Hank’s camera. It’s AMAZING to see what interests their minds and eyes.

  • Alyssa Says:

    awesome! I tried to give my nieces cameras and they were so not interested.

  • Tom Green Says:

    Cool Maggie! I got my first camera when I was about seven. Well, actually I got two that Christmas. The kind that you had to thread the film onto a spool and the emptied spool would then become the receiver for the next roll of film. Black and whithe film, don’t think I did color until the grandparents gave us Instamatics a couple of years later. I’m hot and cold with my photography but those first cameras started a life long love affair with the medium. I aspired to be a pro at one time but never followed my dream. Did recently just get my first DSLR, a Sony, so I could use my old Minolta lenses.

    Anyway, Hank’s pictures are great and I hope you show more of them here. I like seeing shots done by kids, they have such a different way of seeing things. and the great thing about the digital media, is it’s almost instant gratification. You don’t have the expense of film and processing and don’t have to wait to get the pictures back from the lab.

  • Megan Says:

    Monkey Robot and now Tina Fey? My, you are developing your son to have good taste!!

  • Sarah Says:

    So, I think in honor of this grand occasion, there should be an Epiphanie bag giveaway.

    Just sayin’ ;)

  • Carole Says:

    What kind of camera is he using?? I love how the pictures have a koda-chrome kind of look to them…

  • Shevon Says:

    That pic of the dog makes me laugh!

  • misstraceynolan Says:

    Hank Mason, Kid Photographer: my favourite little guy on the net.