"Ahh! It's your work camera!" "And you let him use it?" This is the normal reaction I get when I hand over my D800 to my four-year-old to take some pics. To my defense - I make sure the camera strap is around his neck and let him go for it. Yes, he could drop it, but I trust him. And he hasn't dropped it yet. He's probably more careful than I am.
So, while on holiday in Barmera this Easter, I decided to give others the reins to my baby. While I was driving my dad's baby - his 350 Chevy speedboat (a bit too hard apparently?), I couldn't safely do both. I mean, I'm meant to watch where I'm going - especially with the nutbags that I saw up there - out on the water.
Hubby, nephew, and niece had a go. And they did a great job. Most of the pics were taken while I was driving the boat - so shutter speed and motion blur was a real issue. And that's not saying anything about my driving. I set it on the shutter priority at about 1/800, and off they snapped.
It's interesting to see how others see the world through the lens. And it's important too. Think of the memories they are creating for years to come IF you store them correctly. (More about that later.) And, importantly, it's a great opportunity for you to step out from behind the camera and be also remembered.
It's a tragedy to go through life and not have photos to reflect on. We will always look back at our younger self and admire the youth and beauty we behold - even if we don't think so at present.