Sep 23

Photography Talk: Take Your Camera Out

2010 at 4:12 pm   |   by Janelle Bradshaw Filed under Fun & Encouragement | Photography

It’s been a while since we had a little photography talk. I asked Mike this morning what I should write about, and he said, “Tell them how you’ve started bringing your camera everywhere with you and how that has changed things.”

You see, I have this huge camera bag (it’s bold red, so I do really love it) but it weighs more than I do! And whether I was going on a date with Mike or spending the day at the zoo with the kids, I just couldn’t bring myself to carry it along. I’m already lugging a diaper bag, purse, and extra snacks. Adding a 200 lb camera bag just wasn’t appealing. But when I left it at home, I felt like I was missing so many “moments.”

And then I made a discovery. I found a girl on Etsy who makes purses specially designed for cameras. Purse on the outside, camera-safe on the inside. Fabulous idea! So I saved my birthday pennies and purchased one at the beginning of the summer. And I’m lovin it. My camera comes with me all the time now. And while I still use my red camera bag when I need all my gear, most of the time I only need my camera and one or two lenses.

Now the point of this post is not the purse. It’s about getting your camera out of the house a little more. And for many of you, your camera will probably fit—case and all—right into your usual purse or diaper bag. So toss it into your bag and go out and capture some new memories.

You could document each date night for a year or take a shot every time you and the kiddos go to the grocery store. You could take a picture during your lunch break at work or when school lets out for the afternoon. You never know what “moments” await your capture.