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Capturing Life

You may have noticed that recently I have been posting more instagram/iPhone photos in my personal posts…I admit that it isn’t always easy for me to post those on the blog. As much as I love Instagram (and I do! Follow me @kristinschmucker) the photographer in me only wants to post perfect and edited images on my blog…not iphone photos. But, I have been realizing something…I never want my love for perfectly exposed, and edited images with beautiful bokeh to stop me from enjoying time with my family, or capturing those memories…even when the only camera I have with me is my iPhone. The best camera really is the one that is with you, because being a photographer isn’t just about capturing perfect images, it is about capturing life as it unfolds and the little moments that you can never get back.

These words resonate with me so much. It is a little funny because we always find ourselves seeing everything as a potential photo shoot and noticing how the light sparkles in the trees, or how someone sitting by a window is sitting in the perfect Rembrandt lighting…but it also helps us to see the little moments that need to be captured, the things that Stella does that we never want to forget, or the beauty in the simple things that we once took for granted.

So if you see me post iphone photos…just know that though I know they aren’t perfect images…they are perfect to me because they capture a life that I never want to forget or take for granted.

the camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without a camera photo

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