I want to see YOU! Yes, people, it is possible for the mommy to be in a picture. Every digital camera has the ability to use a timer, and some even a remote.
This week’s mission (should you choose to accept it) is to take out that camera manual and figure out how to use that timer. If you don’t have the manual, or if it is lost in the abyss of your desk (hey, stop looking at me with that knowing glance!), then it usually looks like a clock and will have different second increments for which you can set it. Give yourself enough time to get in the pictures. A good ten seconds, will do.
Now, when your family, big or small, are all gathered round in the warm glow of love this season, take a picture. Using the timer/remote, because at some point in the future your children will wonder if you ever actually attended family gatherings. They will have never seen proof. There needs to be photographic evidence!
The hardest part can be finding something to put your camera on. If all else fails, get a ladder…or go buy a tripod. Either works, and one is much cheaper. 😉 My tripod cost me around $100, and was promptly broken by my children. Just a tip, don’t let them “look at” it. You can find tripods in all price ranges. If you don’t need it to be ultra sturdy to hold a huge lens, then you don’t need to pay a bunch of money for it.
Now, if you have a Nikon DSLR, such as myself, the remote is less than $20 and worth every penny. I do believe that most DSLR’s have a remote you can buy. The kids even like taking pictures with it, see:
Have a happy holidays everyone and I can’t wait to see your family pictures next Thursday! 😀