Snap Happy

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by Stacey

A couple of weeks ago Sage found an old plastic Kodac camera we had lying around and asked if he could take some pictures. Sure, I said, thinking we’d probably never get the roll developed. I don’t know where the camera came from or what’s on it. He went around snapping away until the thing ran out of film.

Then he asked for the digital one. I refused. He persisted. I finally gave in with strict instructions not to drop it. It turned out to be an interesting window into his visual world.

Take for example, this photo of the back of our house. I love the angles.

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Or this one we like to call, Bucket in Front of Shade Tent.

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He also took some action shots of the family. I’ll spare you the ones of me and my husband. I had no idea we were so unattractive. But this one of Sasha bonking himself in the face with a little ball had to be shared.

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This reminded me of a hilarious site a friend sent to me recently. The pictures are taken by a camera attached to the collar of a cat called Mr. Lee. It’s worth checking out.

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4 responses to “Snap Happy

  1. dagmire

    i love these photos! sasha in action is a keeper. we have lost 2 digital cameras to our kids and we are now thinking about getting them their own. kind of pricey, but when you consider the costs of the ones they have broken then suddenly it is not such a bad idea.

    anyway, what i love about the photos is that they are a great reminder of what it is like to be 3 feet tall. their perspective is completely different; i have instant compassion for someone who is constantly talking to other’s knees

  2. I know, you realize how big the world looks to them. That bucket photo really made me think of that. I wonder if they make digital cameras for kids that would be not as expensive as adult cameras and able to weather a few falls.

  3. dagmire

    fisher price makes one that is about 60 dollars. it sounds like it is quite durable. another very cool thing would be to make a pinhole camera with them– maybe when they are a little bit older.

  4. How do you make a pinhole camera?

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