Today I wanted to give you some tips on photographing your everyday, because those are such fun moments. They are the things that are sometimes taken for granted.
Sometimes we look around and think, this is just normal, nothing extraordinary. That's why number 1 is...
1. Look for the details. Instead of focusing on the big picture, pick one thing about your child that you think, "I don't want to forget that." Their little chubby toes, sweet dimples, adoring eyes, how they carry their stuffed animal, the list is endless.
2. Slow down. It's good to be in the moment and participate but it's also nice to just take a step back and see the moments. It really does give you more of an appreciation for them and the opportunity to watch sweet sibling interactions.
3. Sit down. This changes your point of view or your perspective. Things look different, fun hiding places are more visible and the beautiful sky out the window is your view instead of the neighbors front yard. The added bonus is a sweet little person will most likely sit down next to you or maybe even on your lap.
4. Use the timer. Why not? It's a nice little feature on your camera and you'll get a kick out of the 10 or so images that you actually get to be in with your children.
Side note: As you can see we're in the process of organizing before our precious baby girl joins this fun bunch.
5. Take a Break. There's always "stuff" that needs to get done. Those dishes will still be staring at you and that pile of laundry will constantly be growing and shrinking but today is a perfect day to pull out your camera and take a break.
I hope this has inspired you to pull out your camera or even your camera phone and take more every day, ordinary, extraordinary photos!
If you would like to learn how to use your DSLR camera I offer an E-Course Workshop that will teach you how to use your camera and how to capture images creatively. You can read more about the Camera Basics and Creative Fun Workshop HERE.
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