We asked her what she wanted to do with her Christmas and birthday money. She quickly asked for a new camera to replace the point-and-shoot I accidentally smashed on the kitchen floor a few months back. She had used it since she was three and was pretty confident with it (you can see some of her early photos here).
The irony is not lost on me that I am the one who dropped it, after telling her a million times to be careful with it.
She liked the look of this one online, so we got it,thinking one aimed at children may be better for her. In hindsight we would have been much better off getting a normal point-and-shoot. This feels like a step backwards. Unless you’re outside in perfect weather and stand absolutely still, the pictures are blurry and noisy. But she likes it and snaps away like a pro.
The drawing of the camera was made using graphite pencils, eraser, and my trusted blending stumps. It was a bit trickier to draw than I thought it would be since it was full of little nooks and crannies, but I am glad I did it. Good practice!