Me: Did you finish you Visual Education project?
Hank: (coming into the living room) Yes. I am all done with my homework.
Me: Good, then I want to show you something.
Hank: What is it?
Me: Have you heard of FreePass Guimarães?
Hank: What is that?
Me: A photo challenge is like an art project that you commit to for 30 days. Look here at this list. You take a photo a day for 30 days here in Guimarães and each day has a theme.
Hank: That’s cool.
Me: And then you share it on Instagram using the #guimaraeschallenge.
Hank: But I don’t have Instagram.
Me: I know, but I do. You love photography and I have an Instagram account and you can do an Instagram Takeover. Do you know what that is?
Hank: (sassy) Mom, of course I know what that is, I’m ten. I’m surprised you know what that is.
Me: Sassafras! Should I apply water to that burn? Watch it, sailor. Think about that sentence and take out the sting.
Hank: (pause, thinking rather loudly) I am impressed you know what that is?
Me: Better. So would you like to commit to this photo project. If you complete all 30 days I will compile all your photos and have them printed into a poster for your room.
Me: Yah! I am excited about what your camera will capture. You have a particular way of seeing the world and it shows in your photography. BUT you have to commit to all 30 days to earn you poster and your photos cannot show your face which makes the first prompt especially challenging. You will have to think outside the box.
Hank: (squinting at Day One) What does auto-retrato mean?
Me: Self portrait or as you kids like to call it, a selfie.
Me: So, tomorrow you will need to take a photo of yourself, but without including your face. Are you up to the challenge? I think this project will inspire you.
Hank: Yes! Yah… I don’t know what to do yet, but I will know it when I see it.
Hank: This is going to be fun.
Me: Let the 30 day photo challenge BEGIN!
Thanks again to FreePass Guimarães for the opportunity to participate! Follow the links to their site to discover what there is to see and do in Guimarães or bookmark for your upcoming visit!