Did the holidays leave you with a new camera in your possession? Or perhaps a new piece of equipment, maybe a macro lens or remote shutter release? Even if you didn’t get a new camera for Christmas there’s a very good chance you have one and an even better chance you don’t use it as often as you should or as well as you would like to. Want to know my biggest offense this year? I went from using my DSLR almost daily to not picking it up for almost two months. Taking pictures of my toddler became much trickier once she became mobile and when Instagram was released on Android in April? That was the beginning of the end for me. Now that we’re in the thick of winter with gloomy days and a lot less time spent outside I’m going to have to force myself to be more creative and actually pick up my camera. Just because the sun doesn’t shine as much doesn’t mean my kids stop growing.
The good news? This isn’t a preachy post where I tell you what to do, it’s a post where I tell you about the changes I’ve made that have made a big difference in the way I capture my family and the changes I still need to make or work on (getting in front of the camera being numero uno.) So grab you camera, raise your right hand and say “I [say your name] solemnly swear on my shutter release to do better in 2013 than I did in 2012 when it comes to taking pictures.”
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Would you like to win your own Samsung Galaxy Camera? Repin one of the photos from our “Holiday Memories + Moments” Pinterest board with the hashtag #samsungmemories for a chance to win, or upload your own photo onto your personal board with the hashtag #samsungmemories. And from there, we will pick the top twenty photos. Contest ends December 31st, 2012.