The Importance of Capturing Life Through The Lens

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Don’t you just love that we have the opportunity to capture life and memories through pictures? Do you ever look back at your childhood photos? Or even at your parent’s childhood pictures?

I sure know I do. I love looking through them. One time I was sitting in my parent’s family library where a ton of our books are. There was this little wooden photo chest. I cracked it open to find dozens of pictures. They were black and white, sepia, and some were colored. Some were of my parents when they were younger, of me and my siblings, or even brittle photographs of my grandparents and great-grandparents.

lens, photography, writing, memories, story, love, family, Devin BerglundPhotos are just as important today as they were back then, except I think they were kept in a physical copy back then more than they are today. But who doesn’t love physical copies of photographs? I think we need to be printing our photos more so that we have a storehouse of memories that isn’t stored on technology.

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4 Reasons You Should Capture
Life Through The Lens

1. Memories

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In the dead of winter our white German Shepherd had a litter of puppies… guess what color all of them were? The only white they inherited from her was the white on the tips of their tails.

2. Sense of time & place

There are many things that will give you a sense of time and place. Here are some things to think about when you are taking photos. You want your kids to know what things were like when they were growing up, but a photographer barely considers looking for these kinds of things. The things that might be different in 20 years.

Clothing –

Photography, grandma and grandpa, clothing, style, lens

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My dad on the far left with his brothers and dad.

Cars & Equipment

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My dad. hehe… he is holding a little toy gun acting like a cowboy.

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Place

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My mom’s parent’s farm. Boy do I miss that place.
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These are the woods and river near my home in Minnesota. So beautiful, right?

3. The small things

Like an excited child and the use of his or her imagination.

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Nothing better than catching a child’s imagination on camera. My dad was definitely up to something here.
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Of course that is what a rain vane is for. My sister loved Dandelions.
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Me helping mom pick out Christmas flowers.
My brother Tony partying it up with M&Ms!
My brother Tony partying it up with M&Ms!
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Cute bashful little looks when a little one steals their parent’s shoes. My grandpa did that here. And I know my brother did it a lot when he was little too!

You probably understand what I mean about capturing all the small things. It’s tough to describe it all in words when you have the images at your fingertips. And hey, a picture is worth a thousand words.

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My dad on the far left with his brothers and dad.
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My Fiance (the little one) with his brother and sister!
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Me with my Grandma Doris, dad (left) and his brothers!

4. Traveling

In December, I went to South Africa. Totally loved it. Definitely recommend you go there someday! I find it super important to take pictures everywhere, while traveling.

Tafelberg (Table Mountain, Cape Town)
Tafelberg (Table Mountain, Cape Town)
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Climbing Tafelberg (Table Mountain, Cape Town)
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At Cape Aghulus, South Africa. It is where the Atlantic Ocean meets the Indian Ocean!

Instagram is an amazing way to inspire yourself to take more pictures for your sake, your kid’s sakes, and also for fun. Capture it all. You will always enjoy looking back at them. You’ll be grateful you did take them!

Challenge:

  1. Pick at least 10-20 pictures a month.
  2. Edit them.
  3. Have them printed.
  4. Start your own photo chest.

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March 27th: 6 Reasons Why Writers Should Be On Instagram

March 28th: The Importance of Capturing Life Through The Lens

March 29th: Instagram DIY – Make Sure You DIY

March 30th: 5 Ideas You Can Steal From Instagram

March 31st: 7 Facts About Instagram That Will Make Your Business Sparkle & Shine (Importance of using Instagram in your business)

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