As the thread title states, I've been struggling lately with finding the right balance between photographing my family and actually being with my family. There are some weekend outings where I've taken dozens of photos of my kids and wife running around and having fun and enjoyed the images, but found that I've really missed out on the time I could have spent enjoying them instead. It's hard to turn off the photographic mind, always looking and seeking images and light rather than being in the moment. I've been on a few outings lately where I've purposely left my camera behind so I can avoid the endless chase for another 'keeper' and enjoy life instead. Interested to hear if others have gone through a similar struggle and how you've found the right balance.