"This bag is not a toy. Keep this bag away from reach of any children. Children playing with this bag may suffocate and result in death or serious injury."
Back in the 1980s, comedian Alexei Sayle had part of a routine where he claimed someone was trying to kill him and said that someone had posted a plastic bag to him with the warning about not putting it over your head crossed out.
"People who say things won't work are a dime a dozen. People who figure out how to make things work are worth a fortune" - Dave Rat.
While not darkroom my 3 year old brother can make some wicked photos with my d2x, he has the idea of aiming taking the photo and reviewing it all down to an art.
I bought him a cheap digital camera for christmas =)
This is great to read. I'm glad at least some are teaching their kids something besides playing on the computer or whatever electronic whizz-bang. I see very little creativity in my grandkids and their friends. I try to show them some things but I guess they just think Grandpa is too old. Keep showing them kids how to do stuff with their minds and hands - they'll be the better for it.
Moma don't take my Kodachrome away!
Oops, Kodak just did!
For all practical purposes, they've taken Kodak away.
My daughter (now 22) was home for a couple of days last week, and the first thing she said was,"Dad, can we go work in the darkroom?"
(ok ok... truth be known, she wanted some of her own stuff printed, but still. )
It could have been worse - she could have asked you to do her laundry!
“Photography is a complex and fluid medium, and its many factors are not applied in simple sequence. Rather, the process may be likened to the art of the juggler in keeping many balls in the air at one time!”
Ansel Adams, from the introduction to The Negative - The New Ansel Adams Photography Series / Book 2
My 8 year old daughter come's into the darkroom with me, she has her own Nikon film camera.
once she has taken her photo's she loads the developing tank, and developes her film, then prints them, the only thing I do for her is set the enlarger.
I think it is great that a child at that age takes an interest in something you have to do yourself, and is not instant like digital.
Must point out that there is never anytime she is on her own, I am with her.