It was a simple point-and-shoot camera — perfect for my initial experiments with clicking that ended up as successful attempts, as they mostly involved my parents who were more than pleased to stand still while posing for a frame.
It’s only later, as I got experimental while taking photographs of a fly on a plant on a window sill, did they lose patience. Because shelling big bucks for developing and printing a roll filled with blurry shots of roses and butterflies wasn’t art for them (no, we didn’t even know what a digital camera was back then).
Digital and analogue discussion aside, if you have a kid who loves taking pictures of the birds, bees and everything green, sign them up for BNHS’ resident wildlife photography programme. Expert Isaac Kehimkar will give children tips on camera handling, picture composition, processing and camera care.