Thursday, June 7, 2012

Snapshots

When I was younger, I was so in love with photography.  I carried my camera everywhere and snapped pictures of everything.  It's what I did and who I was.

At some point, I stopped taking my camera everywhere, stopped snapping pictures of everything, and lost the excitement.  It happened so slowly, over such a long period of time, that I didn't even notice.  We'd go somewhere and I'd forget the camera, or I had the big/heavy lens on and didn't feel like lugging it around... that sort of thing.

I want camera magic again.  I'm not talking about amazing photos or elaborate photo shoots, I just want to capture everyday life on more than an iPhone.


I went out tonight and bought myself a bigger purse so that my camera can come everywhere with me.  To hold me accountable, "snapshots" will be a new series on my blog.  I'm pretty excited to fall back in love with snapping pictures... oh, and having so many more tangible memories is a total bonus.

46 comments:

  1. Awesome! I always have a camera with me, though I have a tendency to use my phone instead...

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  2. This is a great idea. Too often I settle for using my phone for the exact same reasons.

    Good luck with your snapshots!

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  3. Great! Can't wait to see the series. Also,I never have a phone with me (I don't own a cellphone...yep,you read that right!) but I use a point&shoot to take my photos. Have a great Friday! :)

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  4. Great idea! I thought about making a weekly snapshots post on my blog. I do something for Instagram every Monday, but it's the same for me... I just leave my camera behind. I'm starting on Monday! I'm glad you're doing this, too!

    Good luck! I can't wait to see what you take pictures of!

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  5. The same thing happened to me. And I just don't know where the magic went... and it makes me sad. I hope you get your camera magic back! :)

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  6. That is such a good idea. I will now be looking for the perfect camera bag/purse. I bet you will get the camera magic back it is not hard to fall in love with photography.
    Carlee

    http://allthingsaveragegirl.blogspot.com/

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  7. Random question, but your husband's shoes- are they TOMS by chance? Or something else? They looks like something my (very picky, difficult to shop for) husband would wear.

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    1. They are Toms. :) Wax 12 Cordones, I think.

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  8. I love this :)
    I'm 18 and I hope I won't get tired of photography either, because right now it's a big part of my life!
    Can't wait to see your pictures <3

    Val
    http://valentinaduracinsky.blogspot.com/

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  9. Your photos are lovely. I started feeling the same way quite a while ago, so I started carrying my old Canon Snappy 35mm around everywhere. It's smaller than my DSLR, and I'm forced not to over-think my shots, so I can still live in the moment. I love the look of film, and those photos have become so precious to me. Good luck with your new feature!

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  10. yah! i love this! i've only had my smart phone for a little over a week, and i can already see why people stop carrying their nice cameras everywhere! i've hardly picked mine up at all. :/

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  11. I was so in love with photography when I was little too. I love the iPhone and all the camera apps available, but there's nothing like a "real" photo :)

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  12. While I use my dslr for planned photos around my home/studio, I never leave home without my Canon Powershot. It's a small camera, tiny enough to stick in my cute little purses, but really does take amazing pictures. Sometimes I can't tell the difference between shots taken with it and pictures taken with my dslr. Good that you bought the big purse for your dslr, but if you ever find yourself going back to feeling it's just too heavy to tote around, I recommend the Powershot. Either way, can't wait to see your snaps!

    Loulou

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    1. I love this suggestion. It's true, point & shoots get a bad reputation sometimes, but they are great to have around! We always take ours to the beach with us, and those are some of my absolute favorite pictures! Thanks for the reminder. :)

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  13. In my early teen years I always had my camera, whenever I went out I would bring it along. Snap lots of photos but as I've grown up and have become busier it has been something that has slipped away. Recently I decided I wanted to get back into it. I want to capture the moments and look back at them and remember the feeling. Looking forward to seeing more of your snapshots.

    Natasha x

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  14. I love snapshots. I have a horrible memory so taken photos really helps me with the little stuff. I really need to start carrying my camera around with me instead of just my phone.

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  15. i love this new series! just because you are doing this, it will help me to remember to bring along a camera and do the same!

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  16. I was always into photography but was always too afraid to buy a professional camera to spend all that money and then not use it. My sweet boyfriend knew this and decided to get me one this past Christmas. I'm guilty of not using it as much as I would like to for the same exact reasons! Thanks for the motivation!!

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  17. That's so awesome, I cannot wait to see what this new feature brings

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  18. I love photography and snapping pics of everyday life -- there are so many things that I wish I had documented. SImilar to you, I find myself making excuses about not wanting to lug it around or have it around my neck. I may have to just buy another purse like you so I can't make any excuses!

    xxx
    www.ladyalamode.com

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  19. I completely understand this! I am the same way, I am trying to get started back into it as well with my own blog. I cannot wait to see your journey

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  20. I love the photo of the two pairs of feet! I actually just got my first camera yesterday as a gift for graduation!! I've never had one of my own before.

    xoxo, Erin

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  21. This is exactly how I've been feeling. Can't wait to see this new feature.

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  22. I'm excited to see your snapshots! I'm glad you'll be carrying your camera everywhere with you; I think it's so much fun! I carry such a big purse, because I always need room for my DSLR camera, a book, and my knitting (not to mention all those other things that normal people carry in their purses, like my wallet and phone!).
    Have fun!
    x Katherine

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  23. I feel like when I got my DSLR, I started shunning point and shoots. But the truth is that I secretly love my point and shoot. It takes (relatively) high quality photos and is still small enough to fit in any pocket or purse. Because I never wanted to carry my DSLR around, I just have almost no photos from the last few months. I never want to be so snobby again!

    Jennifer
    her-many-downfalls.blogspot.com

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  24. I need to get in the habit of carrying mine also. What type of camera do you use?

    Vintagehoneybee.blogspot.com

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    1. Right now I shoot with a Canon 20d + a few different lenses.

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  25. I was always a bad photo taker/never carried a camera! I even created my blog to push myself to take more photos & have fun doing it--can't wait to see the images you post!

    Meghan
    alionheartblog.blogspot.com

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  26. Great idea! I look forward to this new series and your future self will probably thank you!

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  27. Great series! I love seeing real life, unplanned pictures on blogs. Btw, what is the orangey colored Starbucks drink? I've never seen anything that color of drink at Starbucks and it looks yummy!

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    1. Oh, it's my new favorite! This is a grande iced coffee + soy + 1 pump raspberry. Get 2 pumps rasp in the venti! So good!

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  28. I'm excited to see your new pictures!

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  29. I'm excited for the new snapshot feature :)

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  30. yes camera magic, is like noticing the little things. delightful pics katie dear!

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  31. i know that feeling. one way i've gotten the spark back is by playing with film again. you should try fiddling around with 35mm film. it's super easy and makes snapping photos even more rewarding and surprising when they get developed :) looking forward to you new feature! xoxo

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    1. I actually tried this recently. I shot a whole roll of film, was so excited to get it developed, and there ended up being a bad light leak in my camera and all of the pictures were ruined. Since then I've been a little wary of film. I know it's not always like that, I just lost a lot of precious moments that time and it's made me skiddish. <3

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  32. Yay! Getting back into photography is always a good thing. Capturing those everyday moments is so important. I definitely have Instagram and my iPhone to thank for the fact that I've captured a lot more memories in the last year than I would have with my DSLR alone.

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  33. I'm so glad for youuu!! Finding the lost magic is something all we should do :D

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  34. I have been feeling exactly the same lately. Except for me, I have no better camera at the moment. All of our lenses need repair. :(

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  35. Camera Magic <3 I def agree! My cam is always in my handbag! is my way of creating memories out of nowhere, even more now that I just moved to a new place <3 Btw. I just discovered your blog Loveeeeee It! ^.^ Have fun taking creating memories :)

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  36. Love the pics! I definitely agree and plan on doing the same thing so I can capture all of the special summer moments.

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  37. This is a great idea, especially with summer here and so many opportunities to catch little moments with your family!

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  38. Great goal. Having just begun blogging, I have started bringing my Nikon everywhere. I am quickly discovering the beauty in all sorts of ordinary places and events - things I would not have noticed before. I'm excited to see what you come up with!

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  39. love this post! snapshots of all kinds of moments are the best. I really need to start taking more photos.

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  40. Great idea!
    Think I need to make snapshots more often too!

    xo Sari

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  41. I have snaps of my daily life but the thought of blogging about it never occurred to me. I need to start something like this :) Thanks for the wonderful idea

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