I love cameras. I love taking photos. I love being in photos. I even love selfies. I’ve always loved taking photos- of friends, of the perfect setting, the butterflies dancing in my flowers, my nieces, my cats, my beloved dog.
A camera is never far from my hands. Even in the days of Iphones (and I don’t deny that they do take great photos) I still generally have my Canon T3I near me.
Someone once asked me why I love to take photos- and my glib reply is “So when I’m 90, I can look back at photos and say I’ve had a fun life.” But more the real answer is: So I have memories to cherish. I can look back at photos and recall things- the smell in the air, or maybe what was happening outside the frame of the photo, or was that the Christmas that I got the best toy ever?
When I was younger, my mom took pictures. Of course that was in the day of film and having to wait to get photos developed (no 1 hour photo then!) and sometimes photos were relegated to special days- birthdays, family events, holidays. Today, I’m only limited in what I can take in storage (and I keep plenty of SD cards) or battery power.
So for me….. taking photos is like breathing air. It doesn’t have to be a special day. Any day is a good day to pull out your camera and snap a picture- a sunset, a day at the pool, a beautiful flower, a snowcone, your child being silly- the options are limitless!!!!!
Some of my fave photos- snapped by me or that have me in them 🙂
And some more…..
And even more….
*Do you have a camera or just use your Iphone? Do you love taking pictures?*
Happy Reading and Bookishly Yours,
T @ Traveling With T
6 thoughts on “National Camera Day”
Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous post! I hate the way things have gone with cameras (I know I sound so old!!) I’d love things to be the way they used to, where you HAD to print every single photo. I feel like we waste so many having them on a device when we could be leafing through an album!
Thank you! I still print a fair amount of mine for photo albums, but totally understand what you mean!
So many great, beautiful pics! So many memories! You can probably guess my favorite? Sir Thomas in his T-shirt! Because it makes me think of the walk! I do still have my really nice digital SLR, but I’m not good at using it anymore! I take way too many pics from my Samsung phone and iPad! I love that you still use your camera. Hopefully it will inspire me to do the same!
That walk was hysterical! I still watch that video and giggle! My phone is usually closer for those quick photos- but I do love pulling out my camera!
Adorable photos I just had to come and take a peek! I want to improve my photo taking so am thinking about what to use. I have to admit I bought then on sold a DSLR when I found it challenging to use!
Thanks! A DSLR can be a pain to use at times. I love my Canon T3I and feel it’s pretty self explanatory- but there are features that I never use b/c I haven’t had time to test it out!