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This is what happens when you give a kid a camera.

This is what happens when you give a kid a camera.

And let him change all of the settings.

What you think is beautiful–or at least worth taking a photo of–and what he thinks, might be worlds apart. Why that’s a good thing.

You already know what you think is beautiful. But what do your kids think?

Give them their own perspective, let them have a chance to change the settings on the camera and figure out how things work. What interests them? What might keep them going (for seven hours) at a park that’s only flowers?

I thought we might last two hours. We stayed all day. My son figured out the “selective color” option where you choose a single color that the lens takes in. He found “miniature mode” which turns your photo into an electric train set.

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I don't like to call them excuses. They're priorities. With a handful of exceptions, we usually have a choice in our actions. They just need to be prioritized.

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