I have actually used this list to take a few of these photos. Some can be very dramatic. My wife and I took a photo of our hands and rings in front of her wedding dress and we took pictures of our children with our hands with theirs and also our hands together over time. It shows our age as wrinkles and rough skin show over time but it still shows the love we had is still there just like it was over a decade ago.
Some of these are a bit special and you may not even think about taking pictures of these special moments – but why not? So many people focus on taking pictures of just the special events like birthdays, Christmas, sporting event, choir, etc. But why not take pictures of your kids sleeping and of you both eating ice cream, or of them eating something messy and allowing kids to be kids.
I recently purchased a cell phone that can take really good photographs so when i am out and about (especially with the kids) I can take photos of them doing what kids do. Photos even in a store capturing a special moment can be a great picture.
…. and one of the best reasons to have a digital camera is that you can take several photos – come on – you are not wasting anything. We always take about five of each posed photo and I am known to take photos in succession. Then when you upload them on the computer you can delete ones that are not just right. Also keep your photos that arnt just right in a yearly ‘bloopers’ file. These can be really entertaining made into a ‘bloopers’ slideshow for everyone to watch.
(ORIGINAL POST: http://photography.nationalgeographic.com)
- Wood Frame
- Hirschberg Beads – White Round Alphabet
- Craft Smart® Acrylic Paint – Brown
- Ribbon of Choice
- Foam Shape – Gift Tag
- Hole Punch
- Craft Pumpkin
- Creatology™ Chenille Stem – Brown
- Crayola® Markers
- Blunt Scissors
- Craft Smart® All Purpose Glue
- Craft Smart® Paint Brush
- Disposable Plate for Paint Palette
- Container of Water
- Paper Towels
- Recycled Newspaper (to protect work surface)
- Paint the frame with brown and let dry.
- Glue ribbon around the top of the frame. Glue letters over ribbon to spell “Pumpkin” or other word of choice.
- Use a hole punch to punch a hole in the foam tag as shown. Tie a piece of ribbon through the hole. Use the marker to write the year on the tag.
- Glue the tag and the pumpkin to the frame. Coil the chenille stem around the paintbrush handle and glue to the pumpkin.