Anyway, a lot of these photos I or my brother took when we were kids with cheap 110mm cameras, so they weren't great as photography standards go - we were standing too far from the subject, the subject was way off-center, the subject's face was overexposed, subjects were caught off-guard and making strange faces - you get the idea. But, now, I look at these photos and I am so happy that my photography skills and equipment were inadequate. These photos captured our everyday lives and home so well!
Below are some tips for taking good "bad" photos. Of course, this doesn't mean that EVERY photo you take should enlist the help of these suggestions, BUT, since digital photography allows us to take so, so many photos, maybe take one traditionally "good" photo and one "bad" photo. (See below for suggestions.)
Tips for Taking Great "Bad" Photos
What I see too often in fellow parents of my generation is a desire to get perfect, professional photographs taken several times a year, usually at some scenic park or in a field of wildflowers. And while those photos will look great on your wall, will they capture the memories of your everyday lives? Take more candid, unscripted photos at home!
Remember that the photos you take now will someday be used by your descendants to tell your family's story, so give those descendants a little extra help and document the family places along with the family faces. :-)
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