Wordless Wednesday

on Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Below is Nick's second attempt at taking this goose's photo...


This was his first attempt...






I would have posted a video of Nick, but as usual we are pressed for time today. Last week Nick's teacher asked how he learned to take photos. His photo taking has been a hands-on experience. I am not a skilled in this area, so his pictures come from experimentation.
I posted the first two photos so you can see the process- so to speak. Nick often takes 100 or more photos a week. After he is done, we come back and review his photos. Sometimes things don't look that that great. So I take him back out, and he does his best to correct his mistakes. Usually he does pretty well the second time around.



17 comments:

Selena Kitt said...

Yay you did it! I really like it--well worth the effort!

C. R. Morris said...

Wow! Great photos.. love the eyeliner on the goose. Great job!

Nap Warden said...

Well it turned out in the end! I always have to take a couple cracks at a pic. Good job!

impworks said...

Great shots :-)

This Girl Remembers said...

Great work, Nick! I look forward to seeing more of your photography.

And a comment for mom - how wonderful it is that you're supporting him in his exploration of photography. What a gift that is!

tegdirb92 said...

great shots!! Wonderful work.

Digital Flower Pictures said...

Keep on shootin', Nick, you are taking some great pictures. Don't worry about the ones that don't come out, everybody has those.

KC said...

nice shots
Happy WW

Rose said...

Wow your son is very talented. I bet you are proud.

WFM said...

Hey, the whole serious was fantastic!

DigitalFrenzy said...

Nice photos, are you sure he took lose?

Harlekwin said...

And that is the joy of digital photography! Instead of only taking one picture and hoping for the best, I'll take four or five! Digital cameras have opened a whole new world for many, many people... including a 7 year-old boy named Nick who is well on his way to being an amazing photographer. Heck, he already is!!

Great job. Happy WW!!

Mark said...

Hey, good work.

Experimentation used to be the realm of professionals only, because we "regular" folk couldn't afford to buy and develop all that film!

Shooting more pictures is the best way to learn. But, wouldn't hurt to use those books he has, either, to have some solid jumping off points.

Nick's Mom said...

Mark,

The books have given us some good information. We often reference the books to get an idea of what aperture and shutter speed we should use. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't.

I think I am going make a notebook for him with his pictures and the settings that he used. Then when we go out, we can look at what he used in the past and see what worked and what didn't work.

Thanks again for your setting suggestions for the moon. Had you not told us, I don't know if he would have been able to take the shot.

Anonymous said...

Your second effort was wonderful!
Keep up the good work!

Andrée said...

nick's photos are amazing and he is working hard and learning things beyond his natural talent. but YOU are amazing: you do what needs to be done so he has the oppportunity to learn. that is awesome.

Jeremy said...

Many Nikon cameras capture the settings of the camera in a format that is called RAW data. It will not read into a program such as picture manager in microsoft or other programs and you must set the camera for this format (if your model supports it) but knowing the exposure settings is invaluable in learning speed to F stops ratios and how to overide the meter in the camera since it some times lies!

If your camera supports RAW data look into using that setting but be aware it uses ALOT of memory space but the infor that comes with the picture is great!

I like the composition on the last picture and even if it is slightly out of focus the rule of thirds (where you compose the primary item out of the center of the shot) really came out well with the head on the left side. Great composition. The same for the last goose shot. The eye and the color of the beak were large enough not to be in the center of the shot! Great job.

Years before digital I used to burn 30 to 50 roles of film and be glad if I kept 10 to 15 shots and it cost a lot. Now with digital I also, shoot a couple hundered pictures and keep just a few. One out of a hundred may be the picture of the lifetime and Nick, you have a long time to take that talent you already have and do great things with it even if it is only as a hobby! Great job again!