A Daughter Who Loves Photography

Eve Street Shot

Perhaps the most special event of this holiday occurred on Christmas Eve. It was the first day I was well enough to travel downtown, so we took the kids down to the Strand where there is a used camera shop. My daughter Eve has always liked photography and has “documented” our sailing adventures, so we signed her up for an after-school photography class. Surprisingly, the class required a 35mm camera, so the kids could do B&W work. No digital.

My Nikon N200 was abandoned in the US– its shutter being bad for years. There was a professional photographer in the shop picking up a repaired lens, and he thought it was the coolest thing that we were buying a used SLR film camera for Eve. He really got into helping us pick the best model in the case. So we bought Eve a used Canon EOS 1000 setup for about 70 quid, completed with two rolls of 400 speed B&W and a 200 ASA color roll. We immediately began to shoot.

For her first online gallery, see


(The shots of her were either by me or her brother Doug.) So far, I’m impressed by her natural framing ideas, and the ease displayed by her subjects. The Canon is a big SLR, but light, and it’s amazing to watch her manually focus and compose with the zoom ring. I hope to share more of her work as she advances. Interesting work, for an eight year-old.

Eve Underground Shot

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