The range of cameras available to consumers in the modern day is impressive. There is a wide range of cameras to choose from for anyone including your kids. A camera is a good gift to buy for your kids for varying reasons. It can be new or used depending on the kid’s age and your budget. A camera is not only inexpensive and long lasting but also provides the kids with long hours of education and creativity. If you intend to buy a camera for your kid, there are important tips that you should consider, these include;
Focus on durability; Kids are playful and can do a variety of things at the same time. It is therefore important to go for a durable camera if you want to buy a camera for your kids. This is because there is a high probability of it being dropped, stepped on or being thrown. It would also be wise to get a waterproof or shock proof model. This will give your kid the freedom to open up creative possibilities by carrying the camera to the playground or to the beach without worrying much.
Avoid buying them toy cameras; the cartoon superheroes and princesses plastered over toy cameras are exciting to kids at first. However, these cameras tend to take very poor images which might be disappointing to a kid especially if they have taken photos through your smart phone before. The kids will lose interest in them quickly since they can’t enjoy the images they create.
Look for a camera that is easy to use and also not too bulky for your kid. Good use of a camera is made when it is carried around rather than when it is left at home. A light camera will allow the kid to carry it around as well as enjoy taking photos with ease.
Don’t push it; if you have bought a camera for your kid and he or she does not seem to be much interested in using it as much as you’d hoped, don’t push it. It’s a possibility that photography is not his or her thing or maybe its not the right time. Forcing the issue can lead to closing his mind to other experiences or interests. On the other hand, if he takes up photography with the enthusiasm you’d hoped, encourage him or her. This is because just like any other art, photography too requires practice to harness the skill.
It can also be a good idea to label the camera. Kids can misplace things and irrespective of how much you spent on the camera, you would love to see it come back incase it gets lost. Advise your kids too on the appropriate time for taking pictures in addition to respecting those who don’t want to have their pictures taken.
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