My toddler received one of those "kid proof" digital cameras as a gift. It honestly wouldn't have been something I would have bought for her - it seems a bit crazy (to me) that a two-year-old should have her own camera. I was enlightened after watching her play with it for awhile. She took pictures of everything; her ball, her snack, her sister baby, a chair, looking out the window, looking in the mirror... Anything that was interesting, she'd tell it "say cheese" and snap a pic.
In looking through the [200+] pictures she took in the first few days, you could really see though her pictures the things that she thought were interesting. Her photos were little tidbits of her life that she captured with a childlike curiosity. No editing. No framing. No posing. Just capture.
My little girl with her camera inspired me to get outside (during naptime with baby-monitors in pocket) and capture a few pics of things I found interesting in the wooded area around my yard. I wish I could turn off the editing/ framing that is imprint in my brain, but alas, I am a grown-up. My friend Pablo said it best, perhaps:
“It took me four years to paint like Raphael, but a lifetime to paint like a child” (Pablo Picasso)
Here are a few of my captures:
Here's hoping this encourages you to get out and capture quick pics of some of the things in your life that inspire you!