Haddie New: The 7-Year-Old Professional Landscape Photographer

Haddie New, a seven year old photographer is selling prints and taking stunning landscape shots despite her being in the first grade.

Artistic Haddie used to go out looking at sunsets with her Dad, who took photos on his smartphone. That is when Haddie got interested in photography. Haddie’s Mom Stephanie tells PetaPixel that it stepped up a gear when she found an old DSLR.

“She found an old camera in my closet and she wanted to learn how to shoot with it. Since I have no knowledge of the camera, I can’t teach it anything other than aim and shoot. Stephanie says that she has been using it for a while.

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Haddie, from Oklahoma, shoots with a Nikon D3300 and the biggest pointer her parents gave her was that she has to hold steady when shooting on it.

” She also uses her phone when she’s in hurry or needs to snap a photo quickly,” Stephanie says.

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The seven-year-old has a website called Haddie’s Rockin’ Sunsets where she displays and sells her photos of golden sundowns and animals such as buffalo. Her parents have made her a bank account that has already topped $3,0000

“We also live out near a wildlife refuge and our town is very quirky (only about 300 people live here, but it is a resort-type town),” says Stephanie.

“She loves taking pictures of sunsets and wildlife, especially buffalo and deer, and photos of local places. She is excited to take photos in Greece when we go there next October.

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Glorious sunsets that generate such warm, aesthetically-pleasing colors have inspired many a budding photographer and that it has happened so early on in young Haddie’s life gives her a fantastic shot at a photography career — something that she has already expressed an interest in.

” She says she has many interests, but photography is something that she loves and will continue to pursue no matter what.” Stephanie adds.

In fact, her parents are already impressed with her skills after initially being skeptical of Haddie’s approach to taking photos.

“When she first started taking pictures, she’d bend down and I’d think ‘There’s gonna be all these weeds in the front of the picture, what’s she doing?’ But then when you look at the picture, you’re like ‘Wow, that looked really good,'” Stephanie tells KFOR.

Using foreground elements in a photograph to create depth is another sign that the young photographer has potential.

I try to use a lot colors, and some plants or Cacti. It just makes me feel the picture pops up a little,” says Haddie of her work.

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More of Haddie’s work can be seen on her website.

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