Photograph A Day – Tip #171
Military family life can be extremely busy. While I love to write, there isn’t always time in the day to record the day’s events. It may also be that your returning family member won’t have time to read it all anyway! Having said this, it is also important that days events, changes and happenings are recorded so that you can talk about experiences that happened while they were away, reconnect and gain a better understanding of what has happened in their absence.
Taking a photo a day is a quick and easy way to record and share your life experiences. You don’t always notice the subtle changes that take place each day but when day after day becomes month after month those little changes can become really big and are important to acknowledge and record.
* Keep a camera out on the counter and easily accessible so that you won’t forget to take pictures
* Make a separate folder on the computer for the photos so that they are easy to find and look at
* Ask others to send you their photos too so you are in the pictures and not just behind the camera
* If you can afford it, put a cheap ($20-25) camera in your car so that you will have one when you aren’t at home
* Take just a couple of minutes each week to label and date the photos (if you have older children, give them this responsibility or do it together)
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