Growing up we lived in the Northern Territory and we travelled a lot, every weekend we were out there doing something new and exciting. Camping on the river in the Kimberley’s just metres from the crocodiles, road trips to Broome, walking through Kakadu, canoeing down rivers in places you couldn’t drive into, my parents even made me climb Ayers Rock once and even my twelve year old self knew how amazingly blessed I was.
Life was one amazing adventure after the other and we never knew what we would do next. But that was the beauty of it all. My parents knew how to live life and I’m so grateful for that. Those times are times we will always remember.
There were six of us and I was always the one with the camera in my hand, constantly begging Mum to take just one more photo. These were the days of film and each holiday cost my poor mum a small fortune in developing costs but she never said no, not once because for her life was there to be lived and cherished and those moments were so important to capture.
I guess it’s no surprise that from an early age my kids loved photography. We have been through a lot of cameras in our time. In our house a point + shoot camera has an average life span of about six months, our current camera is about to celebrate it’s 1st birthday and it may just break records for the best point + shoot ever.
A new camera we recently discovered is the Fisher Price Kid Tough Camera.
The camera provides all the essentials a 1.4′ LCD screen for the kids to see what they are photographing, 128MB inbuilt memory that stores up to 1000 photos and digital zoom. This camera can be used with a pc or mac and software is avaliable from the Fisher Price website.
Fisher Price used words like Kid – Tough and durable on their packaging and we’ve been fooled by companies saying this in the past so we did what we do best and put it through some very serious product testing by handing it to some of our toughest critics.
Every member of our household took it in turns to play around with the camera and capture a few memories and we were pleasantly surprised with the results.
This is Effie’s take on hopscotch..
And this is Josceline’s take on ways to expand her baby sister’s food palette.
And finally, this was my take on things I found in the garden.
The camera was indeed tough, reliable and even drool proof. If you are looking for an entry level camera for your kids from the age 3+ to take natural light happy snaps then this is the camera for you.
This post is just a small collection of photographs taken using the Fisher Price Kid Tough Camera. There were many bad shots in between but like any good photographer I picked the best out of the batch and have learnt a lot of thing to do and not do along the way.
Life is so exciting when you’re a young kid. It’s all about exploring the environment you live in and love so much. This camera is the perfect way to see the way your child see’s the world and how their creative little minds work.
Because every little kid deserves the chance to express themselves through photography I have one Fisher Price Kid Tough Camera to give away to one lucky Hello Owl reader.
How to enter:
Hand the camera over to your kids and them get creative.
Let your child choose their favourite photograph and a few words about what your child has captured.
Blog your childs entry and come back and leave their entry in the comments below. If you don’t have a blog just post it on your facebook or twitter feed or e-mail it to me at firstname.lastname@example.org
All entries must be in by Wednesday 15th June 2011.
The five most creative photographs will be judged by me and posted on Hello Owl on Friday 17th June 2011 and the winner will be contacted shortly after.
Please read the terms and conditions before entering this giveaway.
This is the perfect excuse to hand the camera over to your kids and let them share their world with you. So go and and get snapping.