Can you believe it? Yet another year has drawn to a close and here we are, barreling full speed ahead into 2014 already. If you’re like most people, you’ve no doubt made a few resolutions this year as far as ways you’d like to improve your life and make sure this brand new year is a good one. However, it’s important to understand that a great year isn’t just about vowing to lose those pesky vanity pounds or keep your house clean.
No year is truly great if there isn’t a strong enough emphasis placed on making memories and photography is a huge part of that. Let’s take a look at some ways you can use photography to make sure you get the most out of 2014.
Make photography a habit.
Don’t worry about making masterpieces right off the bat. First focus on making photography a habit. The families that have the best, most heartwarming family albums are the ones that take pictures more or less all the time. If you look closely, you’ll also notice that those albums include plenty of everyday moments as well as pictures of special occasions.
That said, don’t just break out the camera on birthdays or other holidays like most families. Get in the habit of keeping your camera (or even your SmartPhone) close at hand so that you’re always in a prime position to capture those golden moments you just can’t plan for.
Make sure everyone’s included.
Every family is going to include a wide variety of different people, both young and old. Some are going to be absolute hams, always ready to flash a smile or strike a pose when the camera comes out. However, every family has a shy violet or two as well and those people tend to be missing from most photo sessions. The family at large realizes too late that they don’t really have any photos of this person to treasure.
If you’re usually the one behind the camera playing photographer, then you’ll want to make sure you take your fair turn in front of the camera as well. A tripod and a camera with a timer might be a good investment to ensure that your group shots are perfectly complete.
Try a professional photo shoot.
If you’ve got a truly monumental happening going on in your life right now – like a pregnancy, a new baby, or an engagement – you might want to think about commissioning a professional photo shoot to make sure this special time in your life is captured to perfection. A professional photographer will know how to dream up something that will be a true work of art that you and yours can treasure forever.
Don’t make the mistake of thinking that professional shoots are only for special occasions though. As with other photos, it’s always a good time to decide to capture your family enjoying one another in your favorite places. After all, this time in your lives will never come again. Make it count!
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