Elias was one of our very lucky grand opening winner at our Fargo store last summer. He won a Canon Rebel SL1! Learn more about Elias and what he’s been photographing with his new camera.
Q. Tell us a little bit about yourself.
Elias: I am in the 5th grade, and am home-schooled. I play baseball, basketball and am taking birding identification classes. I bought a 24 lecture course on photography and have gone through it once. I am starting to go through it again. I live in Moorhead, MN with my Mom, Dad and three sisters, Signe, Ruth and Johanna.
Q. How did you feel when you found out you won the Canon Rebel SL1?
Elias: When I found out I won the camera, I was SO excited! I could not believe it! My Mom and two of my sisters were with me when they said I won.
Q. Who was the first person you told and what was their reaction?
Elias: The first person I told was my Dad. When he heard, he was really excited for me. When he got home that night, he was asking me all the key features compared to the Nikon D40, which was the camera I borrowed from a friend while I photographed my uncles wedding. I had been researching EVERY Nikon/Canon DSLR camera to choose which one to buy once I saved enough money.
Q. What is your favorite thing to photograph?
Elias: My favorite thing to photograph is birds and flowers/Macro. I also like just taking photos of nature in general. I am starting to take photos of people. Last September I photographed my uncle’s wedding, and a couple weeks ago I photographed a little girl’s birthday party.
Find out more about Elias and his photography next week.
Here’s a sneak peek at some of his work.