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Do your kids shoot?
Jared Dort, Photographer
Yuma | AZ | usa | Posted: 1:52 AM on 05.11.08
->> I don't think I've ever seen this thread, so here it goes -

My four-year-old daughter has taken an interest in photography because it's daddy's job, so we bought her a little Barbie camera. She uses it and has film.

I'm curious to see how many other SS members have kids who like what we do - maybe even great grandchildren for Walter C?
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Mark Davis, Photographer
Decatur | AL | USA | Posted: 2:09 AM on 05.11.08
->> My 6 year old daughter is interested in shooting. At 4 years old I gave her a Wal-mart $19.95 digital camera. The quality wasn't that good, but not much costs involved in case of breakage. She currently shoots with a Casio point and shoot digital camera, but she is requesting a camera like Dad's.
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Patrick Fallon, Student/Intern, Photographer
Columbia | MO | USA | Posted: 2:32 AM on 05.11.08
->> My Dad shoots?

Does that count?

But really, I was like 5-6 when i started stealing my Dad's FE-2 and shooting some... before then I prob. dont remember much.
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David Bailey, Photographer
Flower Mound | TX | USA | Posted: 4:27 AM on 05.11.08
->> Yes, my 14 year old and my 11 year old just started shooting. I bought my 14 year old a used D100 and my 11 (12 next week) a used D50 and was just out tonight walking around watching him take some great shots. My 14 year old is more interested in XB0X 360 but my 11 year old really seems to have a good eye and is enjoying it. Who knows, maybe he'll be a member here in a few years. He's already asking to go to the races with me to take pictures.
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Steven E. Frischling, Photographer
Live HVN : Work SFO-NYC | | | Posted: 6:37 AM on 05.11.08
->> Jared

Hell yea. Mu daughter Lauren, who'll be 8 in June, has been coming to work with me since she was 2 weeks old. She's been shooting since she was two. Along the way she's been published a few times in my client's publications ,including a few inside shots and a full cover......she also had a double-truck in the magazine I used to work for when she shot a funky portrait from "under my shoulder" (she's way to small to shoot over my shoulder). She has a Nikon F3 and a full kit of Nikkor Ai glass, as well as a Canon 10D and a Sigma 20f1.8 (although more than once she has outright told me she wants my Canon 1Ds and then 24f1.4).

My son Max likes to shoot, but oddly enough he loves to sift through the photos online and tell me which ones he likes. He seems to be a born editor.

Simon is nearly 1.5........he just likes to be shot by his sister.
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Hassel Weems, Photographer
Locust Grove (Atlanta) | GA | USA | Posted: 7:04 AM on 05.11.08
->> My daughter (she's in my icon, but a little bigger now) is 6 and loves to take pictures. She used to borrow my point and shoot but we got her a pink Fuji Z10 for Christmas last year. She does a pretty good job when she slows down and thinks about it.
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Tom Morris, Photographer
West Monroe | LA | USA | Posted: 7:32 AM on 05.11.08
->> My 6 YO grandson, who lives with us, has taken to an Olympus point and shoot. He's become the official field trip photographer for his kindergarten class.
Did I tell you he takes the best pictures I've ever seen? Wanta seen my Brag Book. ;)
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Kevin Leas, Photographer
Rochester | NY | USA | Posted: 7:57 AM on 05.11.08
->> Like Patrick, I'm going to go backwards on this thread - no kids for this 22 year old shooter! I think my addiction started with the Fisher Price camera that we had - even though I'm not entirely sure I knew it was a toy camera, it just looked pretty.

My first real interest came a week after my 15th birthday, when I got my first credentials - for the Warped Tour! Shot it with an AE-1 Program, which I never learned had automatic controls until years later, when I replaced it with an AF system.
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Jeffrey Boudreau, Photographer
Westminster | MA | USA | Posted: 10:27 AM on 05.11.08
->> My 8 (soon to be 9 year old) shoots with my former back-up, a Digital rebel with 28-200 Tamron lens. He is still getting the basics down, but I will take him on assignments with me and will get some great shots. I try to work with him to give him pointers and depending on the assignment, I won't let him take the camera, but when he asks, I try to allow him if it is an appropriate situation.
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Osamu Chiba, Photographer
Vista | CA | USA | Posted: 11:00 AM on 05.11.08
->> My little girl (2 in July) doesn't know what she is doing when she presses the shutter button yet. But she already loves chimping, especially when there is a pic of her in the back screen.

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Anantachai Brown, Photographer
Jacksonville | FL | | Posted: 11:11 AM on 05.11.08
->> my daughter shoots.......she actually helps out with weddings sometimes. i give her my 1d/35 1.4 and let her go at it....she is 13. she has a very good eye. started teaching her with prime lens
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Jayne Oncea, Photographer
Redmond | OR | USA | Posted: 12:48 PM on 05.11.08
->> Both of my boys shoot with me...my 12 year old got this great sequence of a truck flipping at local race track..I was shooting too and his was better..then he says, here is the camera...I don't feel like shooting anymore today!
my 16 yr old shoots with me at youth sports tournaments and also runs my event system computers..he does pretty good.. both only like using no less than a 300 2.8 with D2H...and no, they can't use my D3! I set the camera for now so they can concentrate on shooting..but starting to show them some of the tricks for that too since they know how to format the cards and edit their shoot in the camera a little. The yearbook wants the older one for high school... I said no, I need you to help me!
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Ed Coombs, Photographer
Central Square | NY | | Posted: 12:59 PM on 05.11.08
->> My 14 year old is very interested in photography and assisted me with the photos posted on my space here. Generally I let him take the 20d and do what he wants. I let him take of of the victory lane photos at some of the regional tracks I cover too. Last year he got the cover with one... he was pretty proud...
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David Zapatka, Photographer
North Kingstown | RI | USA | Posted: 1:49 PM on 05.11.08
->> My son started shooting when he was 11 when I was taking pix for his elementary school "yearbook," it was low quality but a record for the school. He followed me around and I had everything preset for him so he couldn't mess it up. He really enjoyed hanging with me that day.

Three years later he was rummaging through stuff in the basement and came upon my old Nikon FMs. He started fiddling around with them, bought some film, and started on his way.

Last year, as a junior, he had 2 photo classes in high school, and because of block scheduling, had over 1.5 hours a day of photo, much of it Photoshop based. He came up with some amazing images, mostly digitally based, but much of the time was also spent in wet darkroom.

He presented his portfolio to several colleges this year, and has been accepted to RISD for photo. He just recently won a scholarship from the local arts association, and is looking forward to the fall. His website is www.coryzapatka.com
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Patrick Fallon, Student/Intern, Photographer
Columbia | MO | USA | Posted: 3:11 PM on 05.11.08
->> I wonder who is going to be the first one to tell you to have your kids take some business classes, buy John Harrington's book, and learn multimedia so they can survive in this industry! :p
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Anantachai Brown, Photographer
Jacksonville | FL | | Posted: 4:49 PM on 05.11.08
->> teaching her photoshop.....
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Mark McIntyre, Photographer
Greensboro | NC | USA | Posted: 6:44 PM on 05.11.08
->> My daughter has picked up photography and is doing quite well in her high school class. Here are a few of her shots when I took her with me to NC State basketball. http://www.sportsshooter.com/markmc/kellyphotos/index.html
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Darren Whitley, Photographer
Maryville | MO | USA | Posted: 8:40 PM on 05.11.08
->> My son is 2 years, 10 months. He uses my wife's coolpix and I might have let him use the G9. I'm fairly protective of the G9. She thinks he does a good job, but it's mostly accidental. He's a middle-digit shooter at the moment. The camera's are still a bit big for his hands. He also knows how to turn a 580EX on and dump the flash at will. I have to keep my cameras in a special place so he doesn't go through my camera bag. A Mark II is still a bit heavy for his little hands. That won't stop him from trying.
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Alan Look, Photographer
Bloomington | IL | United States | Posted: 8:50 PM on 05.11.08
->> My son has been on a couple local assignments, but not lately. He was more into it about 4 years ago. Even had a shot published. He was in the right place at right time, I wasn't!

He shoots on vacation for something to do, and when his friends are around to show off using the equipment.

He was on the school paper staff for 2 years, but they wouldn't give him shooting assignments, just interviews. Not sure what the deal there was. I think they were afraid he'd show up with my 600.

Wife shoots some too, but no sports. She's a good assistant. I'm amazed at how much equipment she can carry and most important, keep track of. She remembers pieces that I set down and forget to pick up.

I also get a Boy Scout on occasion that is working on Photography merit badge. That's always interesting and fum. They are always ambitious and wanting to learn.
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Stew Milne, Photographer
Providence | RI | USA | Posted: 10:48 PM on 05.11.08
->> Oh yah. My 4 year old had been pretending to take pix with my
older cameras and recently has been taking pix with one of my point and shoots. He does fairly well. With my help he's even taken pix with a professional DSLR. He needs me to hold the "heavy camera."
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Tom Sperduto, Photographer
Edison | NJ | USA | Posted: 1:35 PM on 05.12.08
->> My three-year-old daughter and I just started taking nature hikes together near our home and we are going to build a photo album of the turtles we find along the way.
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Michael Ciu, Photographer, Assistant
Lorain | OH | USA | Posted: 2:25 PM on 05.12.08
->> My son, just under 2, started playing around with the P&S I have. He likes video mode better than still mode. He really loves the test button on the Pocket Wizards when we are in the studio. It is getting harder to take pictures of him. I tell him how to pose or where to sit and before he finishes doing that he wants to chimp.
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Scott Sewell, Photographer
Topeka | KS | USA | Posted: 5:29 PM on 05.12.08
->> My 14-year-old son started shooting when he was 11 and has won two local photography awards.

He sold enough sports action photos to parents that a few years ago he was able to purchase his own XT body and a couple of lenses. He's since upgraded to a 20d, and now has a 1d. He is an intern with the web site of the local newspaper, too, so he's getting some experience shooting on his own when he takes assignments for that.

So far he's got a couple of concerts under his belt (Blue Man Group and Willie Nelson), a major college basketball game, some D2 college sports, and motorcycle and car races, to name a few.

And, yes, we probably talk as much about the business side of photography as we do the technical and creative aspects of shooting.
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Robin Loznak, Photo Editor, Photographer
Roseburg | OR | USA | Posted: 10:59 PM on 05.12.08
->> My son Alex, 11, has been shooting with my old digital point and shoot for the last couple of months. He started a photo blog and has been posting mostly nature pictures. check it out...http://alexloznak.blogspot.com/2008_03_01_archive.html
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Mark Peters, Photographer
Highland | IL | USA | Posted: 11:18 PM on 05.12.08
->> If holding a p&s at arms' length and making silly face self portraits qualifies as shooting, then my daughter is quite a prolific photographer.......

Seriously though, she does like to shoot occasionally, I've tried to get her interested in the school yearbook. She has a bit of a knack for shooting wrestling, as Clark Brooks can testify to....but she would rather hang with her friends - being caught with Dad isn't very cool.
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Bryon Houlgrave, Photographer
Waukesha | Wi | USA | Posted: 11:33 PM on 05.12.08
->> I refuse to allow my kids to get into photojournalism. I don't want to kill off my bloodline. ;-)

Actually both my sons love to shoot, but, like many others on here, they prefer to see pictures of themselves on the monitor.
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Allen Hubbard, Photographer
Spokane | WA | USA | Posted: 12:50 AM on 05.13.08
->> Both my son and daughter shoot some, my daughter got caught by the bug shooting B&W film and still prefers that.
She was the official photog for their HS debate team too.
My sons company has hired me to shoot for them, so I guess him not having as strong an interest has helped me!
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Mike Doran, Photographer
Petaluma | CA | U.S.A. | Posted: 1:34 AM on 05.13.08
->> Both my nephew and niece are photographers. My nephew Gharrity has spent the last few summer with me shooting everything from NHRA to Supermoto and the Cougar Mountain Classic. He was onsite when they moved the bridge 3 years ago at Laguna Seca in preparation for the Reb Bull USGP. He was told that when he turns 18 that he will be able to get a full credential to shoot at the tracks I shoot for. He has a great eye and his sports work has really improved over the years. My niece who is 14 and started taking beginning photo in school and just found out that she was accepted for next semesters photo class. Her speciality is just about anything. I am really proud of the both of them. Gharrity uses a Canon 20D that he got last summer after usinf a Rebel XT for the preceding 3 years and now has his eye on my Mark II N and my niece uses a Rebel XT with her eye on a 40D. She wants to attend a photo school after graduating high school. My nephew hopes in the near future become a member of Sportsshooter.
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Rich Pilling, Photographer
New York | NY | U.S.A. | Posted: 12:48 PM on 05.13.08
->> My son Scott shoots. He is a ss.com member as well.

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Jim Owens, Photographer
Cincinnati | OH | usa | Posted: 5:03 PM on 05.14.08
->> Worse. My kid is a writer.
Seriously, he's working his first newspaper internship starting this summer.
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Wendy Larsen, Photographer
Houston | TX | US | Posted: 9:03 PM on 05.14.08
->> My 11 year old has been shooting for about a year now. He has a Rebel XT and all my old hand-me-down glass. He does pretty well and takes in all the info I can throw at him. I'm trying little by little to get him shooting in full manual mode and understanding exposure better. One thing I do with him is we both go shoot something and then come back and look at his shots and mine side by side, then critique the two.

Lately, he's been asking if I can get him sideline credentials as my assistant. LOL!

My 13 year old on the other hand still wants to run the other way whenever he sees a camera. He says it's photo overload.
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