I suggested waiting until a different day, Liam suggested using the DSLR. Liam's idea won. Kai got stuck with the low quality kids camera that also has little games on it. At this point, Kai gave up on the scavenger hunt and sat down to take pictures of himself and play games.
With Liam so eager to begin, I tried to explain to him about thinking through the composition of his pictures and what would help make them more visually appealing. For example, don't just take a picture of an empty sippy cup on the counter. I tried to gently direct him on what would or wouldn't be a good idea for a picture without actually suggesting anything specific. We have a lot to work on but it was fun to see his mind coming up with the photos he wanted to take. Here are a few from the hunt...
and the handsome boy who snapped the rest of the photos
something with numbers
something orange (we obviously didn't have many choices)
something you think is pretty
something that is your favorite color
a creative picture that you want to take (the signs say "YaY Liam")
We are also going to try to do a photo-a-day challenge in February with a couple of friends. I'm hoping that'll motivate me to take a few pictures and that I can teach Liam a few things in the process.