I have seen other bloggers and photographers document an entire day via the lens and I always wanted to try it. However, by the time I remembered to do it it’s always noon, or late in the evening and the day has passed me by. Well, finally I remembered! Following a few photography tips, I put my camera on my nightstand, fully charged my batteries, woke up that morning.. and remembered to actually grab the camera on my nightstand!
Can you believe it?
I’m not gonna lie, I was a little shocked myself.
(check at the end of post for lifestyle photography tips on how you too can complete this project!)
So here we go. This is what my day looked like in black and white.
April 22, 2015
She woke up before me, which usually never happens.
We are a cereal, waffle, toast family. I tried doing eggs, but they are never eaten….and oatmeal? Forgetta-bout-it.
Bus stop. Which has been dramatic. After multiple drivers throughout the year it appears we have landed our self a real cussing, profanity throwing grump. Don’t even get me started on dealing with this. (you can see the color version here.. I wanted to stay consistent, but I did love the color bus shot MUCH more)
After the big girls go to school I try and get bills, blog and computer time in.
Meanwhile, she gave her toys (and herself) a bath…with one shoe on.
A little bit of outside play.
Followed by lunch.
Some shelving construction.(this is the only phone photo I took! I’m so proud of myself. I really wanted this to be a main camera project.)
Middle child is home and it’s all about Wild Krats.
Oldest is home and it’s all about homework.
A little bit of chase around and around and around the couch.
Then bedtime for the baby.
She had to choose from the chore bucket for a bad choice she made. She drew laundry. Can you tell she is thrilled?
Off to bed for the big girls.
And I wrap up my night with a glass of Porter and editing.
Photography Tips for completing this project:
- Charge batteries the day before.
- If you’re like me, and a little out of it in the morning….put your camera right next to your bed as a reminder.
- If you think you might go on about your life and forget to photograph it, set a timer (phone reminders work great!).
- Use whatever media you want! (phone, DSLR, Polariod….ummm does anyone still have those??)
- BE REAL. I left out all the photos where my kids posed for me. I wanted this to be a real life, not a ‘smile the camera is on me’ cheese moment. Taking photos from an outside window, or from another room works great.
- Use a camera timer and/or tripod to get yourself in the photos too!
- Have a goal. One photo an hour may be unrealistic, so maybe go for a morning, afternoon, evening shot.
- Share your moments with me.. okay maybe that’s not a tip, but I would love to see what you come up with!!
- Have FUN! One of my favorite moments was watching my girls run circles around the living room.. and now I have the memory forever captured.