Life is short, and precious; and photography is the one way we can commit today’s image, today’s person, to eternity. No-one can ever take today’s “you” away once you have a photo!
So I urge you to take pictures – all the time. Learn to do it well (hint: I and many others can help).
And to have professional pictures taken, while you learn to do it yourself. Like this, from a recent family shoot:
How many of you have pictures like that of yourself?
This holiday season may be a good opportunity! If Santa gives you a new camera, ten hers is my assignment:
- Spend the week before New Year’s Eve practicing;
- Read this blog and search it;
- And then on New Year’s Eve, photograph your entire family.
That way you will have those memories forever.