Every few weeks I have a budding photographer on one of my kids adventure camps. Last summer I took Adventure Drew on a custom photo safari and we got some rare video of a Striated frogfish!
Reflecting on our past adventures today I was surprised more kids don’t bring cameras along. Underwater photography isn’t a cheap hobby but I’m sure most of you don’t realize you can get a camera, prints (and digial versions) all for less than $20. What better way to remain inspired by a life changing adventure than for your kids to bring home and share their record of the trip?
Here’s how to do it! First, get a Kodak Water Sport camera at your local Walgreens or CVS store. Just look in the film section for one hanging on the shelf. They usually run about $15 and look like this in the box:
Last Minute Tip: There is a Walgreens on the southwest corner of Blue Heron Blvd. and US1 right on your way to the boat ramp.)
The only drawback to the camera is that it’s a one time use film camera so you can only take 27 photos. Be sure to remind your son or daughter to conserve their photos or you might get 27 long distance photos of a hermit crab in various poses.
It’s super easy to use. There’s one button to take a photo and a big knob to wind the film forward. Click. Wind. Repeat. Got it!
After they’ve finished the roll just return the camera back to the CVS or Walgreens you bought it from and you can get the photos developed in a day for about $5. Awesome!