Thursday, April 8, 2010

Matteo, the Nature Photographer

One of the things I love about taking pictures is that you learn to see beauty everywhere. When I am outdoors, my eye begins to notice the details, colors and organic lines that Mother Nature has laid everywhere for all of us to enjoy. Today I handed Matteo our old point and shoot camera and invited him to take pictures of what caught his eye while we were walking. Once in awhile, I'd encourage him to get up close to his subject and I showed him how to work the zoom, but for the most part, I left him to his own devices. Over 300 (!!) photos later, I have to say I was stunned by the beauty my son found and captured. I really have no words, but wanted to share some of my young photographer's images with you...


I really encourage you all to try this with your children. It really just left me in awe and full of joy to see the beauty of the world through his eyes.

10 comments:

Joy said...

What fabulous photos Matteo took! My oldest 2 regularly ask for the camera and I'm happy to indulge. I also love seeing things through their lens. :)

Jaimie said...

Wow, his photos came out great!

Tan Family said...

Stunning photos! Wow. :)

Nicola (Which Name?) said...

Marina,
These are gorgeous! Better than photos I take! I do this with Lala. Finn, too, but a little less so. Their perspective is just amazing. I love how they see things from their height (of course) because I forget to look down low, sometimes!
Nicola

CHILDHOOD MAGIC said...

Your son has quite the eye for beauty, which he undoubtedly got from you! I often give my son the camera and am always so amazed at what his photos discover. Children really have a unique view and it shows in their photos.
Your son is very talented, really enjoyed this post!

BranFlakes said...

WOW! What beautiful photos!

Nicole said...

Tell Matteo he did a fabulous job! I'll have to try this with Short Pants soon as well.

Kelly and Kelly said...

wow, those are some beautiful shots!

Nicole Spring (Frontier Dreams) said...

Oh my goodness, he's got such talent, but I allready knew that ;) I really love this Marina. Perhaps to help this budding photographer grow he needs a simple point and shoot for his birthday? *wink, wink* Hee,hee. Thank you again for today <3

Carin said...

Matteo's pictures are fabulous! I do this with my daughter too quite regularly and always find her perspective and ideas on how to take a picture fascinating.