On the" twenty"th of each month we will post "12" photo tips & ideas for your year in pictures.
1. It doesn't have to be "the perfect picture".
This picture is actually the picture taken before everyone was ready. However, this is the photo that makes us all laugh. As we were getting the cousins positioned, my son threw up his hands saying, "What am I supposed to do with my hands?" We all had a good laugh. Not everyone is looking at the camera, but of all the pictures that we took on the tower, this is our favorite one. It still makes us laugh.
2. Candid shots.
They are almost always my favorite. Candid shots often capture the true personality of the person and feelings of the moment.
3. Favorite Books.
Our family has many favorite books, but I am thinking specifically of the children's books that we read almost every night as we tucked the kids into bed.
Although I love photos of my family and friends, sometimes it is the beauty of the world around us that inspires the soul.
5. Unending pile of shoes.
I have heard moms say they always hated the pile of shoes by the back door, until they all moved out. How they longed to have the pile back...I think a photo might suffice.
6. Learning something new.
This could range from painting lessons, dance recitals, soccer games...the list is endless.
7. Photos at work.
We often spend a good deal of our day at work. Take photos of the place of business, your desk, etc.
8. Family Pets.
Take pictures of your family's favorite meals, desserts or snacks. It's even fun to take photos of the receipes that didn't work.
10. Working on Projects.
We have always enjoyed camping, but for many years it was in a tent. Several years ago we rebuilt my inlaw's motor home -oh how I love camping now! The pictures of the "work in progress" are a sweet reminder of the time we spent working together.
11. Family purchases.
This may seem silly, but I remember as a teenager our family saving to buy an adding machine for a home business that we all helped with. When we finally saved enogh money, we all went to buy it together. Anything you do as a family, makes it worth remembering.
For me, hobbies come and go. I used to love to tole paint, then I moved on to china dolls, ceramics...the list goes on and on. Wished I had pictures of some of my creations that I gave away.
Happy clickin' & mixin',