Too young to take a good photograph?

When is someone old enough to pick up a camera and start taking photographs? I remember taking a photograph when I was about 8 years old and my grouped family frowning at the camera as they all thought I was holding it wrong and would crop their heads out. That was in the days of film when every unfocused, over exposed or poorly executed image seemed like a waste of resources in the 24-36 frames available in each roll.

With digital photography, the availability of lower cost compact cameras  and the development of better quality mobile phone cameras most children probably start taking photographs a lot younger today. Hopefully they are more free to make mistakes. The number of photographs that can be taken are limited only to the size of available memory. A poor quality digital photograph will cost nothing, it doesn’t have to be printed and can be deleted if it is no good…

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