When the last day of preschool rolled around I was so glad that I had the Story App in my arsenal. It’s a bittersweet moment for me as my youngest son moves up to Kindergarten. This year has been so amazing in every way that I am sad for it to end. His teachers have been amazing. His classmates have been sweet. The work that that all the children have done has been beautiful, and it’s no wonder, with such a stimulating, creative classroom filled with manipulatives.
How to capture all of this in a series of snapshots? It’s a tough assignment that might make the best of photojournalists break a sweat.
Fortunately with Story, I was able to take the casual photos and video clips from his graduation and last day at preschool, and turn them into a something that’s ultimately so much more. A treasured online album that I cannot wait to share with family and friends. A virtual storybook that really tells the tale, and brings viewers in. It also makes me look talented, like a brilliant photo journalist. That’s a nice perk.
You might not guess that it was incredibly easy to create this album from the pictures and video that I shot with my cell phone. The entire process took less than half an hour!
Now when I’m shooting photos and video at a family event, I don’t think of them as random, and I don’t even worry about how I’ll make something of the clips and snaps later. I’m already confidently visualizing how great it will play in my Story app. I know it’s not going to take too much effort, or even perfect shots. This actually helps me be in the moment more and enjoy the event both during and after.
That’s a lot to be thankful for.