Making Memories in 2012 | Week 1 – Holiday Remnants

Welcome to the first week of Making Memories in 2012! The purpose of this project is to help you get to know your new camera (or get reacquainted with your old faithful) and inspire you to capture your family’s everyday memories. Each Friday I will put up a new post with an instructional tip and a theme for the weekend. Your “homework” is to capture an image that reflects that theme and upload it to our Flickr group. I’ll create a discussion thread within the group for each week so you can share stories behind your photos or neat things you learned. Then, on Wednesdays, I’ll be sharing some of your shots!

This Week’s Tip:

Now, first things first…did you just get a new camera? You know that thick booklet that came with it? Did you thumb through it long enough to figure out how to turn your camera on then shove it back in the box? Well pull it back out. Your manual is your best friend when it comes to figuring out your new toy. Take some time, read through it with your camera in hand and get familiar with where settings can be changed and what features your model has. If the terminology is confusing don’t fret – you’re here to learn. For now, just play around and get used to snapping away. If you’ve had your camera a while or just have a habit of losing things quickly, most manuals can be found online with a quick Google search.

Now Make Some Memories:

To kick things off we’re going to look at “holiday remnants”. What is left around your home from the holidays? Are your kids (or you) still loving their gifts or are they already old hat? Are the cards falling off the wall like at my house? Are they (or you) still wearing their Christmas jammies to bed?

I can’t wait to see what you all come up with! I’ll be sharing some of your photos on Wednesday.

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