nrowensby wrote in post #18553379
My oldest daughter is showing an interest in photography, but the only digital cameras she's ever messed with are DSLRs. She has asked for one for her 11th birthday and I was thinking about buying her one, but was curious if she was too young to get into it at a DSLR level.
Would an entry level DSLR (older Rebel series) and some photography books be an appropriate gift for an 11 year old?
I think that getting her a DSLR is entirely appropriate. . If 8 and 10 year olds can masterfully operate laptop computers, smartphones, gaming devices, and smart TVs, then why on earth wouldn't an 11 year old be capable of operating a DSLR?
In fact, DSLRs are actually much less complex than most of the technological devices that her age group already use on a regular basis.
You mention "some photography books". . That might be a good idea, but there are a lot of people who learn things better when they are shown how to do something, instead of being told how to do something. . If she is one of these people, then a better idea might be to set up a playlist on YouTube for her, in which you include videos that do a great job of showing how to use her gear.
Some of us just learn a lot better from videos than we do from text, and if she is one of these people then a playlist of videos would be much better than a stack of books. . The videos will be watched, replayed, and referenced for months/years to come, and the books will likely go unread.
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