Having never handed over my DSLR to anyone except a couple of adults who I’m asking to photograph me, I surprised myself by handing over the D810 to a kiddo who isn’t even ten years old yet. I remember much I LOVED photography as a child & how the only person who was willing to hand over their camera to me, was my Dad. Gotta pay it forward. ( For the sake of clarification, the kid I handed over the DSLR to isn’t my daughter but my niece. )
It was a lazy afternoon, with beer and air-conditioning and a much overdue catching up with extended family. And there were kids AND I wasn’t annoyed. ( I’m wondering what happened to me but I think I’m more comfortable not being tied to a particular identity – outgrown the identity of “I don’t like kids” methinks. )
So, most of the photographs in this blog post have been shot by my niece. With a bit of hand-holding, focusing etc. ( I find the D810 heavy, so I was astonished when she merrily carried it around the house and refused to let go and only shook her arms in relief once we were ready to leave and she reluctantly gave up the DSLR. ) I’ve edited the images according to my preferences. This is mainly meant as a documentation of the afternoon, so that we all remember that we must do this again. It is so easy to forget how quickly time flies. Hearing, “OMG! It’s been two years?! That’s unbelievable, feels like yesterday!” is commonly refuted in my family by quickly getting onto my blog and checking dates. This was shot in April, 2018. So, that’s that.
More in the gallery below: