When it comes to the “younger generation” there are some things that they seem to just instinctively know. The biggest “thing” being technology! They are faster, their reflexes better and their ability to process information and use it for their own needs. Now I know, that when I sit down and “teach” Mum how to use her computer and import photos into Memory Manager and then edit, sort and save them into folders and onto a stick for printing, she thinks I go too fast. Then I leave Mum to it, and make her do the process herself without me looking over her shoulder, knowing that she can do it – it’s just easier for her to get me to do it for her! When it comes to watching Lauren use any form of technology, it’s like watching the speed of light. She doesn’t want to know how it works – she just gets it to work (in that way she is a bit like me – I don’t want to know “how”, I just want to play and get a result).
Recently I bought an “olloclip” for my i-Phone. The story of how I bought one is quite hilarious – one email from Kerrianne about a bargain buy that her husband had found – meant that quite a few of us hopped on-line to pick up this bargain. Three lenses in one, that clip onto your i-Phone in one easy motion – at nearly a third of the original price – meant that there was nothing to think about – just click “add to cart”. Well, that speedy clicking meant I didn’t quite read everything – and I have an i-Phone 5, not a 4 – so it doesn’t quite fit the way it should – but it still works! With a Fish-Eye, Wide Angle, and Macro lens attached to one simple clip – the options are endless. So I had a little play when I bought it before I went home – then handed it over to Lauren for her to experiment with.
Need I say any more ……..
Of course – her photos were better than mine! She found all sorts of different things to photograph – and to photograph well. I’m going to blame it all on her youth – her hands have to be steadier than mine! With my participation in the Day2Day project, and the theme being flowers for a week – I basically handed my phone straight over to her and told her to take whatever photo she liked in the garden, and that I would use her photos for most of the week – not mine.
We do enjoy taking photos together – I think it is something we will enjoy doing always. What could be better, than sharing the love of something together (even if she is better than me!).
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