I had a very interesting conversation recently with a work colleague of mine. Her children are young adults and teenagers, having grown up using and being comfortable with computers and digital cameras. She recently visited Greece, and as we are friends on Facebook, I was able to view her vacation pictures as she posted them.
When she returned to work after her vacation, I told her that I felt as if I had traveled with her, having "experienced" Greece through her photos. What she told me, was very interesting, and I had an "aha" moment.
She said that her children, told her that they "take pictures of everything", from the most mundane, to the most exciting happenings in their lives. It makes sense as they grew up with digital photography and now cell phones with cameras. Not that I'd like to age myself here, but I grew up with the old cameras with "110" or "126" film that had to go to the "photomat" for developing. One hour photo was a big deal to me, as I could finally see my pictures fairly soon after taking them. I can't tell you how many old film cassettes I have that I never developed. Pictures lost forever, how sad.
I realized that either I don't know what to take pictures of, or after a holiday or interesting event, that I missed a golden opportunity to catch a moment in time for posterity. Add to that, that I frequently don't know what to "blog" about.
So what was my "aha"?? I am going to take pictures of everything! and blog about them as well!!