We see you, you January resolution-ers. We do it too. We set goals. We set aspirations. We have new Christmas toys we want to play with and promise to use more of in the new year. (Like my new 85mm lens that Amy gifted me….swoon).
It’s January 18th. Did you know that by February, 80% of people have failed to stick to those resolutions? You’re halfway to that point, will you be one of the 80% or the 20%? I have a theory about why people fail. It’s not because they’re setting bad goals, it’s not even because they’re lazy…it’s because the goals feel too BIG and they get overwhelmed. You’re not equipped to start them. You don’t know how to start small. You’re tackling something that feels vague.
I know, right now you’re saying “the title of this post isn’t about goal setting Kay” and I’m nodding my head in agreement. It’s not specifically and maybe you don’t care about those statistics, but you know what I care about and I bet you do too. Living out days you can look back on in happiness. Preserving your family history. Soaking in the #momentsinbetween. I want to help you with that right now. So, if your goal list looked something like:
Or any combination of things like these…then yes, you’re on the right blog post! If not, well, keep reading, and maybe you’ll learn a new tip or two 🙂
The easiest way people fall behind in creating family heirlooms to pass down (scrapbooks and albums) is because they don’t have the right knowledge to get them started. We think our photos are too blurry. We didn’t have our “real camera” with us so we didn’t even bother pulling out our phone. The shadows were crazy and you can’t see anyone. Sound like reasons why you may not be so quick to share those photos? Today I want to give you a few tips and tricks on how best to use what you have to create photos you’ll not only be happy to have in your camera roll, but photos you’ll be proud to print.
Step one? Learning to use light.
I hope that was helpful. Three lighting tips. Maybe next time we can talk more about composition. More about phone photography? Or more about DSLR’s? What do you think…let us know in the comments. Last tip though, before I go: Remember to capture memories and preserve moments. We’re all about the perfect Instagram image, and fall into the “too stylized” category sometimes with our own family. At the end of the day though, what you want is to be able to look back at these moments and remember them for years to come. Don’t stress if you can’t control the light in a certain setting. We offer you these tips in order to help you grow in your photography journey and maybe make it a little bit easier for you, but they are not the end all be all. Have fun, play with your kids, take selfies, and make memories. If the light is cooperating, then try out some tricks and get creative 🙂 And don’t forget.. get IN your photos. Kids want to see parents too, not just themselves.
If you’re looking for more stuff like this from us, then be sure to like our FB PAGE we’re planning this fun thing called…our first ever Facebook (and Instagram) live! We’ll be talking more about making use of that new camera, getting in your photos, and all things Amy & Kay. Stay tuned and we’ll let you know closer to the date, but it’ll be the end of January!
If you’re looking for more tips on how to better use your camera, have burning questions that you feel are specific to you, or just want to know how best to capture those fleeting moments in your life then feel free to inquire about our workshops or click that “sign up for the email list” on our homepage to get more information. I’ll be teaching 1 on 1 classes! We aim to take the overwhelm of the DSLR life out of your life, knowing that having these small moments captured for years to come is more important than anything else.
Talk so soon!
January 18, 2019