Project Life- The Perfect Photo?
The perfect photo? Is there one? I tend to believe that every photo is the perfect photo.
I had a recent conversation over the weekend with a dear friend of mine who is a photographer. She has taken our family photos before and she has an incredible eye when it comes to shooting pics. Of course we were discussing formal pics to be done and I had to chuckle because I don’t give the “formal” pics much attention since I shoot photos everyday. EVERY SINGLE DAY!
It’s hard NOT to shoot everyday when my camera is in my hand 90% of the time… my iPhone.
It use to be I would lug my mac daddy camera everywhere. I would shoot every pic in RAW and was always searching for the perfect shot. Friends… I can almost bet a buck or two that NO ONE who is looking at your “stories” or “albums” care if you are shooting pics with a mac daddy camera or your phone camera. It’s the story that you captured. It’s the moment. The story…
I had a pic on my phone that was crazy grainy and blurry. Normally I’m scrolling through my phone to delete the “tossable” ones but I couldn’t delete this picture. This picture told a story.
Everything is off in this photo. Even if I shot this pic in RAW fixing it would have changed the story. My point is WHO CARES. I changed this photo VERY little- turned it to Black & White and put the focus on our faces. The story that goes with this photo is so funny you might wet your britches. I’m sure you have some of these too. You know, times when you are out with friends laughing over the silliest things and shoot a selfie. Why does this photo capture a story? Because it’s two grown women trying to take a picture of actually 3 of us and I could only seem to get 2 of us in the frame. The waiter asked if he could take the picture and I had to say, NO. Hello, this is a selfie. Or in this case an “Usie!” You can’t take the picture buddy!
Shoot the pics and tell your story. Whether it’s with your mac daddy or camera phone. Just tell that story.
Here are a few I captured over the last week.
This picture is exactly what I’m talking about. This photo is still telling a story on Facebook. I think we have an empty toilet roll club happening in epic proportions. Not kidding.
My friend Cathy is even building pyramids with her empty rolls. Just to see how many will stack up before someone changes it.
This photo of Alexis was not great. The sun was shining big time. I decided to edit the photo in a few apps and it turned out to be a great photo in my eyes. Almost like cotton candy. YUMMY!
Just remember this is your story. Enjoy the process and capture life. If you need help, I’m here to help you along. Just contact me.
You might be wondering what supplies are on these? It’s a mash up of products. From Ali Edwards story kits, Simple Stories products, Project Life, Stampin’ Up!, and Heidi Swapp. I LOVE LOVE the Stampin’ Up! Project Life sleeves. These are high quality. If you are unsure where to begin, Stampin’ Up! makes Project Life EASY EASY. Pick a theme and start with one kit. It’s that simple.
Check out the Project Life kits I have available HERE.
Hey… before you go. Did you hear the news? I’m teaching a Handmade Christmas card class. If you just fainted it’s okay. I almost did too. If you are around the Pensacola area and have an interest in stamping along with me, check this class out HERE.
XOXOXO Make something pretty today….