My 8 year old, A, got a camera for Christmas. It's just a little point-and-shoot Olympus, but she is enjoying hugely getting to know it and its capabilities. (The trick filters have been particularly enjoyed by her).
Here is her own selection of a few favourite photos from the past three weeks. (NB There were several good shots of both her and her 6 year old sister, but they decided between them that they'd rather not be pictured full-face in this post. I absolutely respect that, and will continue to abide by their wishes in this regard.)
A particularly likes the drawing filter on her camera, and has taken some charmingly arty shots that make our house look positively pretty :-)
She also likes taking portraits and has a good eye for it.
It's a different world for young photographers these days - I remember my first camera, a little Kodak I got for my 10th birthday that took awful shots unless you were exceedingly lucky, and that you had to pay precious pocket money to develop the film. I'm sure A and her peers are going to be better, more natural photographers than my generation, because they have so many more opportunities to play with the medium.
This post is part of Sunday Selections at frogpondsrock. Check out the links over there for more photosets!