Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Purposeful Photos

As we begin 2012, one of my big goals is to get more photos that I can scrap with.  I'm not always the best at grabbing the camera and snapping lots of photos.  And if something cute happens, my kids have stopped by the time I do get the camera or the shot doesn't show the cuteness, at all!

So, I've decided that at least once a week, I'm going to do a bit of a photo shoot.  Sometimes I may even set it up, as if I were a real photographer!  The purpose is to get great shots of my kids so I can remember them at this time of life!  Sometimes the photos will be spontaneous, but my goal will be to get purposeful photos. I'm going to make a date with my camera and focus on snapping photos of my kids.

Some tips to keep in mind:

1.  Don't seek perfection!  Just get the shot.

2.  Never underestimate what a good action or photo treatment can do!

3.  Finish off your photos with cropping, to truly show off the perspective.

4.  Go through your photos and edit as soon as possible.  Don't keep the ones that aren't worth keeping.  Don't be afraid of your delete button.

Here are some shots I got of my kids yesterday. I kind of went for a technology theme!  Our family loves everything about technology. Even my 2 year old can work the iphone better than I can.

Plan a photoshoot or at least a date with your camera today and link me to your photos! I'd love to see them!  What do you want to remember about your family or your life today?

1 comment:

Michele said...

Great shots! I see a secondary theme of sweet loving siblings too. :) You can click on my name to go to my blog and see some pictures, and from there you can find my Smugmug site if you'd like to see more pictures. Good luck on your goal of taking more photos!