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Capturing the Moment this Holiday Season

The holiday season is upon us and that means it’s time to bust out the cameras and take lots of pictures of friends, family, and all of the gatherings that await us all. Since we can’t stop time (yet), often the moments pass us by and then we have some regret on either not capturing the moment at all or not in the way we had hoped. To combat that feeling, it’s best to have a plan or at least think about what to do before the moment arises.

Since the holidays are packed full of wonderful times and happy moments, we’ve gathered up some great ways to make sure you remember this end to 2019 and the start of a new decade.

Notes from the Professionals

Who better to turn to than professional photographers? Most of the time when we think about “capturing the moment,” we mean with a photograph. And with the proliferation of cameras in our phones and tablets, it’s easy to quickly capture any moment in time. But if you want more than just a quick iPhone snap, there are things to consider. Some of the best photographers in the world work for National Geographic and they have some great tips in this article.

Pulitzer Prize winners have also chimed in on what makes a photo good and how to capture a shot emotionally, too, in this great article. It’s full of inspiration and shows that you don’t have to be a seasoned photographer to capture a truly meaningful moment.

Tips for Travel Photography

The holiday season is heavy with travel. Whether you’re taking to the skies or driving on the highways, you’re likely to take more photos while traveling. Think about all those new sights and experiences (and food and presents!) that we want to record and have for later. Check out this blog for good ideas on how to stage and capture moments when traveling.

Capturing Moments Beyond Photography

Although most of us think of photos when we talk about capturing a moment in our lives, there are other options for those who want to diversify their memories or want to not be attached to their phones at events. The Write Practice offers some advice for how you can capture a moment through writing. This blog offers some unique ideas on how to be present in the moment and then how to capture what you experienced through writing.

Journaling Your Holidays

It would be a wonderful challenge, especially if writing isn’t something you explore often. And so many of us make memories over the holidays which makes this a great opportunity to start writing. If you’re looking to do some writing about resolutions, check out this article to help you organize your thoughts and be realistic about what’s possible in the coming year.

If you need a little kickstart to journaling, try grabbing a card from How Do You See The World? and answer the question honestly in your journal. It’s a great and easy way to get the creative energy flowing.

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