My niece Sophia is usually the one in front of my camera, posing for me on Winnebagos in daisy bell-bottoms and with vintage suitcases in fields. But a few days ago, we switched it up, and she went behind the lens and photographed the heart of our city. We parked in a deserted Downtown Stockton, and I gave her my 20d, a few photo books and a mini lesson on how to use her eyes to see details.
Her little brother Joseph also came along, and was super excited to shoot his own pictures. “I got it, I got it,” he said every time he heard (or thought he heard) the click.
I thought I’d share some — a lot (Sophia took 400 pictures!) — of my niece’s and nephew’s work. Let us know what you think … Sophia would like to hear your comments!
But first, these are a few of my photos of the two working their cameras: