Camera Gifts for the Whole Family
Looking for gifts for the budding photographer in your life? There is still plenty of time to shop. Here are some ideas.
For the baby
I love this retro Fisher Price toy camera. It even comes with 3 interchangable picture disks!
For the little kid
We got this VTech Kidizoom Digital Camera for Liam when he turned four. Is the quality the greatest? No, but for the hundreds of close-up photos he takes of his toys, it is perfect!
He could probably handle a real point-and-shoot under close supervision, but I preferred the simplicity and durability of this toy and, best of all, his little brother Jack can pick it up and play with it too and I donâ€™t have to worry about it breaking.
For the bigger kid
If I were to buy Liam a â€śrealâ€ť camera it would probably be the Nikon Coolpix S31. I havenâ€™t tried it myself but this camera is a â€śfamily friendlyâ€ť camera that is waterproof, shockproof and dustproof so it can double as a beach or pool camera.
For the tween or teen
If your child really is interested in photography, a tween or teen is definitely ready for any good point-and-shoot or entry level DSLR on the market.
I also love these Fotoclips for a really easy way to clip photos together for display. There are also magnetic photo frames and photo frame decals, not to mention all kinds of cool camera and iphone accessories. You can even turn your iphone into an underwater camera!
For the busy mom or dad
All the Photosanity workshops can be easily purchased as a gift for a friend.
The Stop Missing the Moment Workshop is perfect to give a busy parent to start capturing natural moments, getting out of auto on their DSLR and getting photos organized and up on the walls â€“ in under an hour!
Alethea Cheng Fitzpatrick is a family photographer and photography coach for parents with Photosanity. A former architect and interior designer, she lives in Brooklyn with her husband and her two boys Liam, age six, and Jack, age three.
Alethea is on a mission to help parents more fully experience the precious fleeting moments of their childrenâ€™s lives through photography. Find her on http://photosanity.com