Manual focus child's play.

Discussion in 'Open Discussion' started by southy, Aug 31, 2015.

  1. southy

    southy TalkEmount Veteran

    370
    Feb 5, 2014
    Australia
    I have a 14 year old daughter who, other than snapping selfies on an iPhone has never shown any interest in photography. Yesterday she picked up my NEX 5R which had a Minolta MD 50mm f1.4 on it. She asked if she could go and take some photos. I quickly showed her how to use the focus ring. Basically told her to turn it till the sparkly yellow stuff is on what it is you want to take a picture of. Set to aperture priority, auto iso and sent her on her way. Didn't explain the aperture ring I think it was set wide open or there about.

    I had a look at the files this morning and processed a few. I think for her first time with a manual focus camera she did quite alright. She clearly had fun as she didn't come back till the battery was dead.

    DSC03388.

    DSC03393.

    DSC03462.

    DSC03410.

    DSC03424.

    DSC03458.

    DSC03473.

    DSC03475.

    DSC03454.
     
    • Like Like x 11
    • Winner Winner x 1
  2. Deadbear77

    Deadbear77 TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Sep 14, 2012
    Northeast Ohio
    Kevin
    She has an eye, don't pressure her. [emoji6]
     
    • Agree Agree x 3
  3. roundball

    roundball TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Oct 8, 2013
    USA
    She did great !
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
  4. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Dave
    Awesome.
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
  5. fractal

    fractal TalkEmount All-Pro

    Jun 17, 2014
    Southeastern PA
    Chris
    Those are some really good shots! :thumbup:
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
  6. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator

    Oct 11, 2012
    Cyprus
    Nick
    Wow, she definately has an eye for photography!!! I definately wasnt expecting these photos - you and she must be proud :thumbsup:
     
  7. Zanner

    Zanner TalkEmount Veteran

    395
    Aug 19, 2013
    Wisconsin, USA
    Suzanne
    That's a natural eye ;)
     
  8. Hawkman

    Hawkman TalkEmount Top Veteran

    941
    Sep 10, 2013
    Virginia, USA
    Steve
    Agreed and agreed! Very nice shots!
     
  9. WNG

    WNG TalkEmount All-Pro

    Aug 12, 2014
    Arrid Zone-A, USA
    Will
    Very nice! I'm jealous....she has a better Eye than I do.
    :)
     
  10. izTheViz

    izTheViz TalkEmount Top Veteran

    537
    May 10, 2013
    Paris
    Yannis Marigo
    Indeed, great shots well composed...
     
  11. southy

    southy TalkEmount Veteran

    370
    Feb 5, 2014
    Australia
    Yes I am proud and too be honest I was quit surprised when I looked at images, it was like WOW where did that come from. I'm just glad she had fun with it and if she wants to have another play or come along with me and shoot together I would happily take all the father daughter time I can get. They grow up too fast.
     
    Last edited: Sep 2, 2015
    • Like Like x 3
  12. southy

    southy TalkEmount Veteran

    370
    Feb 5, 2014
    Australia
    Quick update for this one. Little miss recently turned 15 and asked for a camera for her birthday. I managed to find a new open box NEX F3 with 18-55 at a bargain price. Seeing she also stipulated she wanted a manual lens I added a Konica 40mm f1.8 which I bought some time ago and never got around to using. So far the Konica has seen much more time on the F3 than the 18-55.

    DSC04275.

    DSC04327.
     
    • Like Like x 8
  13. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Dave

    Have fun, have her share her experiences.
     
  14. addieleman

    addieleman Passionate amateur

    Nov 13, 2012
    Netherlands
    Ad Dieleman
    Looks like she's having fun!
     
  15. RnR

    RnR TalkEmount Regular

    29
    Jul 23, 2013
    Brisbane, Australia
    Hasse
    Another one 'infected' :D
     
    • Like Like x 2
    • Funny Funny x 2
    • Agree Agree x 1