At our local elementary school they offer various study groups for the children . As I’ve been an amateur photographer for many years I thought to myself why not do some photography with the kids …
The idea was to show the kids how much fun they can have with old and new analogue cameras .
For our first session I brought all my lomographic equipment and they could hardly believe my cameras do not have a display !! :-D Most of the kids had never seen a roll of film in their life.
I brought my Diana F+Edelweiss and we made a splitzer out of paper and tape for it . We did some really funny splitzer-photos!
I also brought a really old camera , the “Paxina”. My son had found this old treasure just a couple of weeks ago at his grandparents’ place. It still works well and the kids love this old camera. They know they’ve got to handle it really carefully.
What really fascinated the kids was the using of an old door viewer as a fisheye-lens. We placed this thing in front of the lens and fixed it with a piece of tape : it makes wonderfully blurred pictures. The kids love it !
Our next project will be the making of our own pinhole camera . As I’m a pinhole freak I really want the children understand how the simplest camera of all works . I’m sure this will be lots of fun for all of us .
It’s so nice to see the kids having fun with my analogue cameras . It doesn’t always have to be fast and digitaliced these days and that’s what I’m trying to teach the boys and girls and they really understand it . And that’s so good ! :-)