Thursday, May 31, 2012

Thursday's Tip {don't be afraid}

talking photography today...
it's a pretty good topic in my book.

First things, first.......
Don't be afraid.

Don't be afraid of what people think of you while you are on one of your photog rampants

they most likely will never see you again..
and two.
WHO CARES! they are your memories.. and you won't get them back

sometimes my husband cares..
sometimes he's like just eat your dang food and stop snapping pictures of it.. (in his head of course)
sometimes people look around and wonder.. what could she possibly be taking pictures of?? 

umm hello?!
it's something really important to me.. ok, maybe not SO important
but its a key ingredient that leads into something bigger
something that not everyone cares about,
but something I appreciate.

well ladies and gentlemen.. i am a detailed person.
i like taking picures of the small things. i like telling a story.
i like telling OUR story.

i could spend hours going back through our personal blog
just to reminisce.
because quite frankly, if I haven't revisited that section of our life in a year or so..
it's been almost completely forgotten.
the little things that is..

See, its all those detailed shots that keeps
you and me interested(most of the time) in what i have to say.. 

so friends, my Photography Tip to you...

Don't be afraid..
to set a self-timer
to explore new places
to get creative with your shots
to eat cold food, haha just kidding.. well kinda
to walk a few steps behind everyone to capture your crowd
to ask hubby or whoever, to take a picture of YOU with your surroundings
to photograph people who make you smile or laugh.. even if you don't know them
to get in funny little positions to get just the right angle, just the right face, or just the right detail.
to want to capture your story.

you have a story, and you can tell it with pictures.

each picture tells a story to me.. it may mean nothing to you. but it does to me...
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  1. Thanks for your words of wisdom. I always get a little embarrassed taking pics (especially of my food). And I just have to say, love the pic of the Philly Phanatic! :)

  2. Thank you for this post. I just got an SLR for mother's day. And I'm now trying to figure out the settings and trying not to get too scared of capturing moments that won't ever be lived again. This post inspires me, to do what you say. NOT to care if they stare, and just tell stories through the photographs taken. Thank you. :)

  3. I love this post. People always judge me with my photo taking! So, now I know  I am not alone! I follow you on Google+ and Instagram. 

  4. This is one thing I struggle with and am trying to move past when getting pictures. Thanks for sharing girl. 

  5. i love whenever you give little tips about photography. i like taking pictures...i'm not good at it..even with my fancy camera...but i love to hear how you do it. i follow you on instagram and i was just wondering what iphone apps you use for your pictures (and any other faves)?

  6. Love your have a new follower.

  7. I love your blog and especially this post! I'm always a little annoyed when people think I take pictures of nonsense and unimportant things. They are important to me :)
    I nominate you for the Sunshine Award. Check it out at my blog:

  8.  ohh good for you! You are going to love your new SLR!!

  9.  no problem, glad they were of some use! thanks so much for your feedback!

  10.  you are sooo not alone in the food picture taking business :)

  11.  thank you so much for your sweet feedback!! As for instagram.. maybe i'll do a post all in itself for just that.. but my advice for now.. is i mainly stick to instagram editing & collages with pic stitch.. i am still very picky on how my images look so i am very careful when i select a filter! hope that helps in the meantime!

  12.  thank you so much for your sweet feedback!! Pictures are never nonsense :)

  13.  thanks for following! Headed to check yours out!

  14. thank you! i'm new to the iphone (and loving it so far) and usually don't carry my big cannon around with me but i always want to get good pictures of my little one. i always have my phone on me so that's the most handy. i would love to see a post about how you do phone photos! 

  15. k! Sounds good  will make one in the next couple of weeks! 

  16. I just started following your blog this week and I can already see that it will be time well spent! I just got my first slr too. I have been asking people for advice, especially in this area of keeping my camera out and taking pictures of what I want, when I want. I will remember what you said here for sure!

    Be bold, be brave, get the pics you want! You'll be glad you did.


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