I love photography, so I try to bring a camera with me as much as I can. Luckily, my phone is always on me, so in a pinch, I always have a camera.
I know many people who are not into taking pictures. I try to remind them that photography is about capturing a moment you will never get back. It can be a simple moment or it can be a grand event. Either way, when you look back in 5 or 10 years (or more), you will be thankful you have that picture to remind you of that time in your life. Maybe you will appreciate yourself and your life more…but that’s a topic for another day.
The bad side is that when I am behind the camera I am distanced from the actually event or moment. Studies have shown that when people are taking photos they are missing other things that are going on and they remember less about that moment. We don’t want this either. For those that can be snap happy, try to balance the image taking with the memory making.
As we head into April vacation, bring your camera and force yourself to take some pictures. They do not have to be good, they don’t have to be of anything spectacular and you don’t have to take a lot. They just have to capture the memory of what you were doing April vacation 2015 or what interested you in the Spring of 2015 or how you celebrated the great New England thaw of 2015. It can be pictures of your yard, your neighborhood, your travels, or your friends and family. It doesn’t matter. Remember that a picture is worth a thousand words.
Capture today so you can enjoy it tomorrow.
You will be grateful that you did.