Sunday, July 5, 2009


My niece, 12-year-old Katie shot these...with my Canon Rebel xTi. With the flash on. Without a tripod. Without knowing any technical stuff. I was amazed. I have never gotten nice fireworks pictures like this, EVER.

I told her I would post her photos on my blog. And I think the kid could teach her aunt a thing or two! How is it that kids now just instinctively KNOW stuff, like how to text, how to email pictures from cellphones...why is it, because they're not intimidated by technology?

Maybe I should quit letting my digital SLR scare me and just whip it out and start shooting.


Artful Gathering said...

I love the photos your niece took of the fireworks. I use a Rebel digital as well and I love it. We had a 35 mm Rebel so that is why we took the plunge and bought a digital by the same company. It is a lovely camera and take excellent photos. I am currently taking a photo class at our college to learn how to take better photos with it. You may look into doing such. The price is usually good at as a continuing ed class and it helps you get accustomed to the settings of the Rebel. I have learned so much.
And yes kids these days are not intimidated by digital technology. Good for them.. They are so used to it in school and the toys that they have these days. Well enjoy your camera and post lots of photos.... Dawn

Barefoot Studios Ok, LLC said...

Wow! She did a great job!!

Jessica said...

You're so right! A couple of summers ago my nieces were over and decided to hijack my point and shoot. I was absoulutely amazed with how some of the pictures turned out. In fact, if you go to my page, you'll see a black and white of my youngest nieces' little cowgirl boots and a black and white (with colored toes) of my other nieces' feet. I think they take such good shots because they're fueled by childlike innocence. Good job Katie! :)

Eclectic Chic Style said...

She did an awesome job!!! Way to go, fireworks are not easy to capture. Aren't they amazing with their ability to master the electronic technology? Tell her beautiful photos!!!
♥ Teresa

Twisted Fencepost said...

Wow! She has got a steady hand.
Way to go Katie!
And yes, get out your SLR and start experimenting!