5 frames by an almost 3 year old – By Holly Gilman

My eldest turned 3 in September. A few months before, I had finally picked up my film cameras again after having not shot very much at all since he was born, and my son’s interest was piqued.

He was desperate to have a go but I have a few cameras that I really didn’t want him to touch. He may be advanced for his age but I’m still not going to hand him my Pentacon Six! However, I have put aside a camera each for him and his brother. They are both point & shoot film cameras which belonged originally to their great grandmother and great grandfather. I pulled out the Nikon RF2 and loaded it with Kodak Gold and watched as my son went through the 24 exposures in just a few minutes. The excitement and joy was clear, his face a picture in itself.