capturing moments

Edit Our Legacies (for the better)

If you read last week's post, you may remember I shared a hack to create happier feelings to help us function better in life. This week builds on that with a true story. I'd like you to meet Pam. She lost her mother after an extended illness and contacted me to create some photo displays for her mother’s services. (Not an unusual request in my line of work). Pam found it especially difficult to select photos because she kept fixating on the images of her mother that showed her gradual health decline. The only stories she was heard sharing were about how sick her mother looked in her final days. She wept and I felt such sadness for her. She was stuck in her misery; Truly rooted there. Seeing how much Pam was struggling, I suggested we take a break and have a cup of tea to regroup. Pam graciously agreed. I asked her what her FAVORITE part of her mother’s personality is. She [...]

By |2022-04-18T20:32:11+00:00April 24, 2022|capturing moments, managing photos|

3 tips for better outdoor photos

Have you ever been at a gathering, and did your best to snap photos only to later discover you had people squinting, severe shadows causing distortion, or a sun glare that made it impossible to see faces? Here are three key tips to help avoid those outcomes, to make the light work FOR you rather than work AGAINST you. PLACEMENT matters: Whenever possible don’t snap photos in direct bright sunlight. The key is to avoid squinting eyes and harsh distorting shadows by moving to shade; more specifically indirect lighting. Caution: watch out for sunlight patches that filter through foliage and window panels… make sure there are no bright spots that blow out the color, or lacy shadows that distort one’s face as much as the severe ones in direct sunlight. DIRECTION matters: Do not take photos TOWARDS the sun… RATHER, let the sun be on your subject and behind the photographer. Same applies to lamps, lights, and windows… look for ways for [...]

By |2022-04-18T19:57:47+00:00April 11, 2022|capturing moments|
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