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Project by MT_Stringer posted 531 days ago 1024 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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!
Mike

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas





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MT_Stringer

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#1 posted 531 days ago

Here are a few of the pictures she took today at the Livestock show. Grandma helped her hold the camera steady.

Note: No image cropping. This is the entire image…some at pretty close range! :-)
Mike

Shot through the glass.

Shot through the glass.

Shot through the glass.

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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woodify

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#2 posted 531 days ago

Good idea. My Son likes using my Canon point and shoot camera but his fingers cover the flash so his indoor photos really don’t turn out for him.

-- Woodify ~~ http://woodified.blogspot.ca/

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Hawaiilad

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#3 posted 531 days ago

Great Idea….that’s another nice thing about digital camera’s….if the picture doesn’t turn out good you can just deleate instead of paying for them to be developed. From the looks of your picture, you like to use a camera as well…she will learn well from Grandpa….very cute little girl. My wife is on visiting two of our Grandkids right now in the Seattle area.

-- Larry in sunny and warm Hawaii,

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ic3ss

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#4 posted 530 days ago

I too did this with my daughter some twelve years ago. What a great idea to make it easier for her to use.

Wayne

-- "I am endeavoring, ma'am, to construct a mnemonic memory circuit using stone knives and bear skins."

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steliart

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#5 posted 422 days ago

Clever!!!!!!!!!!!!

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions - http://www.steliart.com --

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Nikki

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#6 posted 258 days ago

So cute!

-- Nikki

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