Photography Scavenger Hunt with The Kids

Day 20. It’s Day 20! It’s really more like “Day 24” because I fell asleep some nights before getting a chance to write. Only 44 more days to go!

My work life balance is really a mess. I wake up at 6am so I can work the “DC hours” the idea behind this option was to allow me time to spend with my family. But often times I look at my clock and I’m still working at 8pm Pacific Coast time that means I’m working 14 hours. 14 hours!

That is no way near sustainable long-term, I’ll clearly have to work on that in the next couple of weeks during my “spare time”. I am proud to say that I have successfully managed to squeeze some time into running about 5 out of 7 days. I had to run early in the morning to avoid the 106-degree weather.

After it cooled down to a whopping 92 degrees, I took the kids out and a photo scavenger hunt. The goal is to bring back 5 things each that they would like to photograph with a macro close up lens. I asked them to keep an eye out for anything with an interesting color, texture or shape. My son spent most of his time hogging my camera and following my Dad around to catch some landscape photography techniques. It started to get dark so we couldn’t stay out long, but my son was complaining about having to walk so much so we are in a good place. It’s rewarding to know that in some cases i have more energy then an 8-year-old.

Tomorrow I will ask the kids to find 5 different things that look like they could be interesting to photograph. I will show them different ways they can capture the different things they found. We will use the Tamron 90mm lens and probably my 50mm. Stay tuned for the edited pictures.

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