|Project by MT_Stringer||posted 03-08-2013 11:11 PM||1275 views||2 times favorited||6 comments|
We bought a small camera so our grand daughter, who will be three in May, could take some pics of the animals at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. Well, immediately we realized that her little fingers (and mine also) covered the lens making picture takin’ really difficult. I had seen solutions to this problem years ago in photo mags, so off to the shop I went.
Thirty minutes later I had the solution mounted on the camera and it works great!
Just a piece of oak with the edges rounded and glued/screwed to a piece of 1/4 plywood and bolted to the tripod mount on the bottom of the camera.
I haven’t gone through her pics yet, but I fear a lot will be blurry. After all, it is her first camera. Although she knows how to turn it on and which button to push, she gets in a hurry and doesn’t hold the camera still and presses kinda hard on the button, and with such a small finger too! :-)
My goal was to let her take pics from her perspective. It is amazing what the world looks like through a short persons eyes. I did this with my son many years ago and haven’t forgot about it.
By the way, she had a blast and slept all the way home!
-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas