I have nothing but respect for the art of photography. Although, I'm not very good at it, I can appreciate it for what it is. However, I think the era of photoshop has really robbed the essence of what photography is all about.
My ex-girlfriend was a huge fan of photography. For her birthday, I bought her a vintage film camera. I still remember her expression when she opened up the packaging. It started with confusion, then excitement, followed by a lot of happy yelling.