I have loved taking photo’s for as long as I can remember with my parents giving me my own camera at a very young age, although I think it is something they may have regretted as it used to cost them a fortune in developing them to find a few dozen pictures of my finger that was across the lens.
Thankfully my photography skills have improved over the years and with the introduction of digital photography I can click away until my heart is content, or the memory card is full. I love taking my camera out and my best photographs are always the ones where the kids don’t realise I am taking a picture.
Taking my camera(s) on holiday is a must for me as I love to look back on the fun we have had and the things we have seen when we get home. Some of our favourite holiday pics are also a collage on our wall and I smile with the happy memories every time I see it, however, I am not a slave to the camera whilst we are on holiday as I want to have fun too.
Thankfully phones on cameras have improved so much that my one is as good as my little compact camera and has the added bonus of being carried with me everywhere so I don’t miss a thing, which I normally then share on instagram, although if we are heading somewhere special I almost always take my big camera to capture those “Wow” moments that appear around every corner.
I also like to get the photo’s of things you would never normally see as we are an adventurous family. Last year we invested in a GoPro camera and have some brilliant pictures and film of the kids swimming underwater, of us scuba diving and even flying through the air on a Zip Line.
Most phones also have video capabilities now too and I love recording footage of the kids having fun which they then watch back. Our holiday to Turkey last year is still one of their favourite video’s to watch although that has been usurped by Sebby who now prefers our Christmas trip to Peppa Pig World whereas I like to remind myself of some of our more adrenalin related activities.
I am really lucky that my husband and teen are also both happy to get behind the camera and capture some pictures of me too. I think it is very important to have Mum in front of the camera as we are there to have fun too.
What equipment do you insist on taking on holiday to capture those holiday memories?