If you're not ready to send your photographer in training into the woods with a children's digital camera you might consider picking him or her up a fake camera — or inexpensive one with limited abilities — so they can play photographer without breaking your coveted cam.

I love the classic low tech appeal of the wooden camera, $26, which lets lil ones see what's on the other side of the lens without filling up a memory card or roll of film. If your snapper is too advanced for a technology free gadget, try an inexpensive, but functioning vintage camera, $12.99.