Several years ago, before photography became linked to cell phones, we gave our granddaughters instamatic cameras as Christmas gifts. Kim and I also gave them a little talk about the joys of photographing nature – how photography helps you see and thus appreciate the natural world, and how it helps you cultivate your artistic eye. We figured this would help them move away from the television, outside into the woods, or just to their back yard.
They took to our little talk right away, but like all nature photographers, they put their own spin on what they were doing. We discovered them seated in front of the television with their new cameras, taking pictures of the zebras, lions and giraffes shown on a PBS documentary.
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