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Snippets and Vignettes: Children of the [Shutter] Revolution

Is there such a thing as being too young and too little in photography?


via Giphy

Yesterday, while I was looking through my news feed, I stumbled upon this light article about a 3-year-old street photographer named Onafujiri “Fuji” Remet from Lagos, Nigeria.

According to the CNN report, Fuji’s interest in photography was influenced by his family – his father is an artist and graphic designer, while his older sister is also into photography.

And judging by the photo below, his camera of choice is not exactly a simple point-and-shoot!

Image via CNN iReport

It makes me wonder just how much Fuji’s parents trust him when it comes to the gear. Not that there’s anything wrong with their support for his interests — it’s a wonderful thing, really — but can you imagine little Fuji’s hands are compared to the bulk of an SLR?

Which brings me to the question, if you had a child with the same healthy interest in photography as Fuji, would you go ahead and provide something as advanced as an SLR, or would you rather start simple and give him a point-and-shoot? Leave your thoughts below!

written by geegraphy

1 comment

  1. herbert-4

    herbert-4

    For a camera for an interested child of 6-7, I think a simple point and shoot with a few adjustments to start, like a Smena 8m. Later, if interest continues and facility increases for a couple years, get her a SLR, like a Zenit 122 or the like, really teach the controls and light meter. By 8-9 she could be building her own LomoHome (with parental supervision!!). Enjoy!

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