One of the best ways to get my kids on board with my photography obsession is to let them participate. That can mean a lot of things but it definitely means letting them do more than just be a subject. Things like letting them choose where we go to take pictures and choose a few of their own poses helps but I have found what has helped peak their interest the most is giving them more opportunities to be the photographer.
As the kids learn to appreciate why Mom takes so many pictures I’ve noticed that they are starting to want to take more of their own, and the more my guys have gotten into wanting to take pictures for themselves, the more willing they are to let me take a picture of them. My four year old already loves using my iPhone for selfie’s and photographing his toys. Most recently we had the chance to test drive the Vtech Kids, Kidizoom Action Cam and that has really put his newly found interest in photography into overdrive. He’s obsessed with this little camera and it’s awesome for him because it can quite literally go almost anywhere.
The VTech Kidizoom Action Cam is perfect for our active kids. My four year old figured out how to use it more quickly than I did!
My 11 year old thinks it’s equally as cool. It does stills and videos, stop motion and time-lapse. It also allows you to play games and select different filter and frame modes in camera to name a few things. Wouldn’t you know the kids figured out how to take a selfie with it pretty quickly too!
It comes with a waterproof case (which happens to be our favorite feature, you’ll see below), and accessories that allow it to be mounted to bikes, scooters, helmets etc. So cool! My oldest could not wait to put this camera to the test. He wasted no time filming himself and friends jumping off the back of our boat. It’s such a great experience for them to be able to capture all our families action and adventures from their own perspective in addition to me photographing it.
Ok, as promised. Here’s life as I usually see it:
And here’s the view we get thanks to the boys and the Vtech Kidizoom Action Cam:
I can’t speak enough to the value in giving a kid their own camera and I think the Kidizoom Action Cam by Vtech happens to be a great choice because of it’s versatility. So with that in mind how about the chance to win one of your very own? (I thought you might like that)
VTech Kidizoom® Action Cam Back-In-School Contest
Show VTech your child in action! Upload a video or photo of them participating in a sport or doing their favorite after school activity! Whether it’s soccer, baseball, theater, volleyball, basketball, skating, music lessons, board games, tennis or coloring we can’t wait to see your pictures and videos.
Enter between 9/16 and 10/25. For official rules visit: http://www.vtechkids.com/actioncambis