2015/04/08

how to document the lives of our kids through photography - without stress



I wrote a little piece for the Firenze moms 4 moms blog about the way we use photography today especially when photographing our kids. Here is a small part of the article and below you'll find a link to the full article.

How to document the lives of our kids through photography - without stress

Today I would like to share some thoughts about the way we use photography today. In particular, photographing and documenting the lives of our children.

Years back – before the digital era – we ”saved” the use of our cameras for special occasions such as birthday parties and holidays. We did not post our lunch to Instagram, and everyday life with our kids would usually remain undocumented because each single photo had a cost so we couldn’t just shoot away as we can today.

I think it’s safe to say that things have changed. Never before has photography been so available to everyone. Thanks to digital cameras, smartphones, ipads etc. most people have the possibility of taking photos constantly. There is however a negative side effect to all this.

I believe that a lot of us (myself included) have become a little too obsessed with documenting and capturing everything. We have become so scared of missing even just one little Kodak moment. No matter what we do or where we go with our kids we always have our cameras or smartphones with us and as soon as they do something special, cute or funny the first thing we can think of is this: Photo opportunity! (...) Read the full article HERE.

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