Five tips: How to get in the photo
Clothes, haircut, makeup and glasses. The list of things that have changed throughout the years can be made long. Did you find your Steve Job style early on or have you experimented with many different styles along the way? Either way, it’s great to be able to look back on photos, travel through time and see what you were into back then.
Reminding yourself of special moments and milestones in life strengthens your sense of self. Like graduation, travelling, your first apartment or smaller things like watching your garden grow, perfecting your cinnamon bun recipe or painting the living room. All the challenges life has thrown at you, your accomplishments or how you’ve grown as a parent.
All these things are important and taking photos of them helps them become lasting memories that grow more and more valuable over time. For you and for all your loved ones. Photo albums and photo books often pass from one generation to the next, giving future family members the chance to connect with their roots and helping them understand their history and sense of belonging.
There are so many reasons why it’s important for you to be in the picture, to be a part of a story that will be told for generations to come.
Tips: How to get in the photo
1. Allow yourself to be photographed
It’s rather an obvious step. But because we’re supposed to always look our best, it isn’t always that easy. Forget excuses like my hair needs washing, I’m in my sweatsuit or the angle isn’t right – just own it! Because in the long run, who cares what you looked like? The important thing is that you were there!
2. Share the responsibility for taking photos with your friends or partner
Talk about it together. Talk about what kind of photos you want to take and who should take what, when and where. The best photos are often taken when we’re relaxed and in the moment.
3. Hand over the camera to the kids
Make taking photos a fun family project. You don’t have to do it all by yourself. The kids might even surprise you with what they chose to capture. So make sure to have lots of available space in your camera or phone. You’ll need it!
4. The selfie – to some, it’s an emergency fix, but it’s still a fix
The selfie camera can be your knight in shining armour when everyone wants to get in the shot but there’s no one around to hold the camera.
5. Capture the moment with time-lapse photography
Does your camera have a time-lapse feature? Set it up to take a photo every five minutes so you don’t have to think about it. The perfect solution that allows you to just enjoy yourself.