Thursday, September 4, 2008

Scraps and Snaps

Hi Everyone! Colleen here! How ya doin?

Piggybacking onto Trish's post on photos...I have to admit that I've been thinking a lot lately about pictures too. I'm no photographer, by any means. I have a Nikon d40 that I still leave on auto. Sad, but true. But what I've noticed lately is that until recently, I hardly appear in my photographs.

I think that most of us scrap our families and/or those special events that happen in our lives, those places we go and the people we see, but we rarely show up in the pictures. If you are me, you don't like to have your picture taken. Not no way, not no how. You'd rather be sitting safely behind the camera where no one will see you except when you tell them to say cheese. But what happens years from now, when people look at your albums and don't see you...will they know who you are? That's why I'm starting to put myself more in the pictures I'm taking.

Here's how...

First, you can be in the shot without being in the shot. If you look at the reflection in her sunglasses...that's me!
Of course, you can do it the old fashioned way and schedule a photo shoot in your bathroom studio. Just be sure and have those special things that your inner diva demands. My inner diva demands twizzlers and Apple Raspberry Vitamin Water, and you better have them on hand when she's ready or else!
You can photograph you in action
or chillaxin (feet shots are my absolute fave. I love them.)
you can hide in the shadows
and then there's you out in the open with the people you love the most...
The important thing is to snap and scrap you too!

8 comments:

Laina Lamb said...

i'm so guilty of doing this too. i need to step out more.

jamie said...

good thoughts, coleen...nice reminder...thanks for your post.

Trish said...

Great reminder, Colleen! I've resorted to turning the camera around to snap a few of my dd with me in the last week when I had no one else around to snap the photo. Your hubs is a doll!! You are an adorable twosome...

Jana Eubank said...

This is a great reminder for me. I'm always hiding. :O I'll make a goal to do one this week. ;) Thanks!

Ryzmomplus2 said...

Great ideas Colleen! Love the sunglasses pic

pickmepam said...

boy, did you hit the nail on the head! i hardly have any pics of me, or my husband for that matter. he usually doesn't like getting his pic taken or he makes a face or obscene gesture. i always remind him now that this is how his children and grandchildren will see him.
he usually lets me take it now!

momma_lizzie said...

i've just now started to scrap myself... I started about mid way into aug of this year and it's actually kinda hard to do lol but it's WAY fun!

Ady said...

Great tips... I unfortunately love the camera and take every opportunity to get my photo snapped. Oh, I love the new look on the blog. I can't wait for November...