My son has been notorious for stealing my cameras, this has been a problem since he could walk. My mother found a Fisher Price kid proof cameras and got it for him. We waited until he was three to give it to him. He took it on vacation with us and generally ran around taking pictures with it. Well come mid summer the batteries had died and until today he showed no interest in it until he got it back out. I put new batteries in it and backed up the images. It was awesome to see our vacation to Mystic Connecticut through his eyes.
Our adventures along the river in New London Connecticut
Overlooking the Mystic River
His Fovorite thing, Trucks
Walking Around Mystic
Going to see the Avery Point Lighthouse
His Shoe (one of the most common subjects for him)
Watching my son with his camera it taught me a valuable lesson. No matter how much we get wrapped up in the technical aspects of shooting sometimes we need to just shoot what we see. Sure paid work is great but we need to remember what drew us to photography in the first places and just enjoy it. If we lose our personal passion for photography it will show up in our professional work. Am I saying go take pictures of your shoe? Nope, but just go out and take pictures.