With mobile phones ever on hand, and phone cameras so good, it’s easy to teach young children the fundamentals of photography. The young photographer can learn about framing a shot and making sure heads and feet are not cropped. They can think about backgrounds and come to terms with the challenges and beauty of light.
Be the model and let them ‘snap’ you posing around the garden and in the house. Get them to set up a ‘studio’ photo of the whole family and document this day in your lives. For generations afterwards, descendants will wonder, ‘Where was Peter that day?’ And those in the know will have the answer: four-year-old Peter was behind the camera.