honestly, the BEST camera is the one you have with you. everyday moments are always full of juicy memories that often get forgotten. cell phone cameras, point and shoots, polaroids (yep i have one with me most of the time!) all powerful tools for capturing your reality and preserving it forever. somedays i can’t recall what we did the day before so it’s a priority of mine to always take a camera along. i love waxing philosophical during a blustery wintery storm while peeking back at some of the summer images of family and friend togetherness. so sweet.
lately i’ve been down a few cameras. my d700 has been in for repairs for the past month and my new d800 is being checked out for a common manufacturing defect so i’ve been left with my trusty but aging d200. it was a great camera for me to start out with but without high ISO capabilities it’s mostly been sitting on the shelf in my office. but lately i’ve been forced to dust it off and make use of it. after all–it truly isn’t the camera that matters as much as the photographer and their skills.
so a normal day of the week activity with my boys and some friends turned into laughs, squirt gun battles, sun and solid memories. and not because i have one of the best cameras nikon makes–but because i had A camera and a strong will to record our day to be enjoyed for years to come. and deep down i know that spray parks will fade as places of interest for my growing boys and their friends…all the more reason to celebrate the gift of our ordinary day.
when i am old and gray i will find such comfort in the history of our family via our vast scrapbook and printed photo collection.
how about you? have you got a plan for the years to come? are you capturing, printing and cataloging your family memories?
i’d love to help. i’m setting up portrait playdates for september with only two weekends left open until october…