I agree with photography not being practiced by most people as an art. Most people probably take pictures to remember something. People go to parties and take pictures of everything going on. A photograph is photography, which is art. Over-all I think this reading is interesting and descriptive. I agree with "a household with children is twice as likely to have at least one camera as a household in which there are no children". When you have children in the house, you're bound to have a camera to take a picture of everything they do. I know that when I'm at a family members house, I take picture of everyone, the babies, the older people, the younger people, etc. When you're having a good time, taking pictures of things and people around you is a good way to remember that fun day you had.
I think that some people take photographs of things without analyzing the thing itself. They think 'oh that's cool' and take a picture of it without looking for the details. They take photographs to look at after they've already seen it, and discover the details then. I think that kind of ties in with what the article said about taking pictures for proof that they saw those things. I've done it before. I've been to Quebec and took pictures of interesting buildings and statues that I had no idea about. When I got home and saw all the pictures I looked at how the details stood out to me through a photograph instead of the real thing standing in front of me. Sometimes when you're in front of something that's so stunning, you can't believe it. So you take a picture of that to remind yourself that you were there.