So proud. As much as I try to push the photography and visual bug, my 8 year old, Jackson, is definitely like his dad and gifted with music. He has been writing his own little compositions for at least a year now. He writes something each year for a national PTA sponsored program called “Reflections”. Each year there is a different theme and children can submit works of art in dance choreography, photography, literature, video production, music composition, and a couple others. This year the theme is “WOW”!! He did well last year placing 2nd in Fairfax County for K-2 in Music. This year he will be in the 3-5 grade category so we realize as a 3rd grader he will have more mature and tougher competition! In any event, wanted to share what he wrote and will submit. Please share your thoughts. He is also submitting 3 images that he took this summer for the photography component. The rules are that parents cannot alter the works in any way so these are purely his! Jack recorded his music, naturally, but that’s it! Jackson is in his 2nd year of piano lessons and also learning the Viola at school since Ft. Hunt is a CETA school (Cirriculum Enrichment Through the Arts). How cool is that? Free Viola lessons!
Please click on this link to hear it!
and his images for submission. Of course he used my D300 but I did NOT modify or alter these images. I put the camera in P mode and let him decide how to shoot it. The one of the flow-y lights is actually an accident when I was trying to get him to take photos of fireworks!! I think it’s cool enough for a WOW factor!