Parent & Child Photo Scavenger Hunt
Photography is fun for all ages and a great way to bring the family together for a creative activity! With the amazing capabilities of smartphone cameras, almost everyone in the family has a growing photography collection.
In our half-day parent and kid photo scavenger hunt, we’ll teach you how to take the best photos possible on your smartphone and then you’ll team up with your kiddo to complete a range of photo assignments. We’ll learn and shoot at a fun and interesting location in Dallas that may include Heritage Village near downtown, Bishop Arts or Trinity Groves. We’ll discuss camera exposure control, photo editing apps and composition.
Your photo scavenger list will inspire your family to think creatively and challenge each other to take the best pictures you can whether the subjects are people, places, close-ups, landscapes or just fun pictures of interesting things. After an hour of shooting, we’ll head back to DCP where you’ll email your 5-10 best shots to us. Using a projector, the instructor will review the images and provide supportive and encouraging critiques. He’ll choose one image from each team and you will leave with a frame-ready print so that everyone has a physical memory from the day.
The child age range for this workshop is roughly 6-12 years old. If you have a 5 year old that’s already snap happy, that’s fine with us. And if your teenager still wants to spend time with you, that’s even better! We’ve kept the day short to keep kids engaged and to fit into parents’ busy schedules. This class is also perfect for teaming up a kid with their grandparents or cool older siblings.
- Registration for one parent and one child is $100 early registration, $115 late registration.
- Each additional child or parent is $45. If you’d like to sign up an additional person, please send us an email through the Contact page and we will send you a link for payment.
- Class will start promptly at 8:30am at the Browder Springs Hall at Dallas Heritage Village.
- You’ll be able to enter the park starting at 8:15am.
- After the classroom presentation, we’ll shoot for an hour and then head back to DCP to review our images.
- The workshop will end at 12:30pm at DCP.
- Classes may be held in the upstairs classroom at DCP, up one flight of stairs, no elevator access.
- Advance registration and payment is required.
- Please be sure to bring a smartphone with a full battery and plenty of storage to take photos. You will also need to be able to email us your best shots.
- Maximum number of participants is 30, minimum number to make a class is 20.
Q: What’s included in the price?
A: Workshop registration and location entry.
Q: What if I want to bring more than one child or an extra adult?
A: Each additional person is $45. If you’d like to sign up an another kid or parent, please send us an email through the Contact page and we will send you a link for payment.
Q: What do I need for this workshop?
A: You should bring the following:
- A smartphone with a full battery and plenty of storage to take photos.
- Snacks if needed. We’ll have water and soda at the studio.
- An umbrella if it looks like rain as well as sensible clothes and shoes you can easily move around in.
Q: How will I know if the workshop makes or not?
A: If the workshop doesn’t make and has to be canceled, you will receive an email no later than two days before the scheduled class date.
Q: What if I have to cancel?
A: Details on cancellations are on our Policies page.
Peter is the owner of Dallas Center for Photography and teaches several of the classes and workshops. In over 30 years of shooting assignments for national magazines and corporate/stock photography he’s learned a few things and likes to pass it on. His favorite student review is “You remember what it’s like to not know”.
He also works one-on-one with clients to further particular shootings skills, organize their photos with Lightroom or work on projects like books and exhibitions. He still shoots occasional commercial jobs but is busy with personal book projects and running the expanding DCP.