The photographer shown here is my eight-year-old granddaughter (who will remain anonymous to the Web for another decade). I snapped this photo with the old Canon PowerShot A400, which she handed to me as she took control of the rig shown in the photo, a Panasonic Lumix G1 fitted with a Tokina 70-210mm f/4-5.6 manual zoom lens.
The object of her attention was a grasshopper that she spotted in the flower bed. She took a few frames with the PowerShot, but it wasn’t the right tool, so she switched to the Lumix so she could get a closer view of the animal. She has been making photographs since she was two years old, and is good at spotting small creatures and photos like the grasshopper and droplets on flower petals shown below.
Typically shooting with an iPad, she also uses a Samsung digital point-and-shoot on occasion. She likes the convenience of shooting with the iPad (the ability to quickly display her photos on the large screen). When she’s at our house, she often goes into “experimental” mode and uses any camera she feels like at the time. Though they bear my copyright notice, the two photographs below are hers. They are a representative sample of the results she got on June 13 from the M 4/3 Lumix camera and old manual focus film lens.