• Mon. Jan 17th, 2022

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New Tricks for Your Camera

It is always good to learn new tricks for your camera. It will help you get more out of your device.

Technology changes as time passes – enjoy the change!

Find new ways to use your technology including your camera! Once upon a time, cameras were a big investment. In order to take photos one needed a camera film, and either a darkroom or a lot of money to pay for photos. As technology has advanced, cameras became a commodity item and more popular among larger masses of people. Today, digital cameras make it possible for people to take thousands of photos without having to pay for darkrooms and professional processing.

As a young girl, I worked at a photo processing store. The store sold different kinds of film and provided photo processing services. Most customers took photos that were okay. However, once in a while a person took a whole roll of shaky photos, dark photos or otherwise unusable photos. There was nothing worse than asking someone to pay for a roll of terrible photos. With digital cameras, we can avoid a lot of those problems because you know immediately if the photos are no good and can delete them and start again. 

 

Find new ways to use your technology including your camera! Once upon a time, cameras were a big investment. In order to take photos one needed a camera film, and either a darkroom or lot of money to pay for photos. As technology has advanced, cameras became a commodity item and more popular among larger masses of people. Today, digital cameras make it possible for people to take thousands of photos without having to pay for darkrooms and professional processing.

 

Some things change and some things remain the same.

Cameras are still used for traditional photography – portraits, capturing sunsets, animals at the zoo, and school plays. However, there are a lot of other uses for digital cameras that have become so popular. Here are a few interesting ways I have used my digital cameras over the past few weeks:

  • monitored the progress of the children cleaning their rooms
  • kept track of how an injury is healing
  • price shopped items at different stores
  • copied a decorating idea I saw in a store
  • as a story starter for my children to practice writing

Most of these photos were deleted in a few hours and that was a good thing. After all, do you really want to save all ten of the photos from the children telling you they cleaned their room? Digital camera technology makes it possible to use a camera like scratch paper. Take a photo, use it, trash it and use the camera later to take more photos.  Your camera doesn’t have to be a special occasion only device. Take it out of the case and let it run free.

I am a person who really likes my electronic bullet journal. At the same time, I do enjoy writing certain things down. With my camera, I can do both and combine the information. I use the Creating Confidence Planner that I created. When I write things down using my smart erasable notebooks, I simply take a photo of the written pages and insert them into my electronic planner. Now I have the best of both worlds in one place!

 

 

It is terrific to find new ways to use your technology including your camera. What is the most interesting thing you have done with your camera?

 

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27 thoughts on “New Tricks for Your Camera”
  1. I always try to take more photos. The best camera is the one you have on you!

  2. I am taking more pictures now than I ever did, and that is saying a bunch.. I definitely need to get a better camera but for now i am taking as many tips as i can receive.

  3. I love this post! I am trying to get into the habit of pulling out my camera more.

  4. I love tech. I have so many different gadgets and its rolling over to my kids. lol.

  5. I am most definitely a gadget gal! I have all kinds, several digital cameras, cell phones, ipods, tablets, laptops and PCs.

  6. I think I am becoming as one with my phone camera… Cameras have definitely come a long way.

  7. How smart of Shani! I remember photo developing like you mentioned above, and digital cameras really do eliminate so many of the picture challenges we had in the past. And hurrah for it!

  8. I use to carry my camera with me everywhere. Thats when I had the point and shoot because it would fit perfectly in my purse. I must start carrying the DSL again. Thanks for the tips.

  9. Thank you for sharing these tips. I am always looking for new ideas to my photography better.

  10. This is great! Since cellphones, I take more pictures than ever. The big challenge for me is actually taking them off my phone and printing them out so I can display them!

  11. I love the first quote. I love to leave my camera out all the time and catch the ordinary moments!

  12. I take lots of pictures everyday. Most are of nothing special just things that catch my eye.

  13. Maybe if I used this to get the kids to clean their rooms that might work. I think I will take a photo and threaten to put on FB or instagram, that will influence my 13 year old.

  14. I’ve started using my DSLR a lot more lately. Using it for non-special occasions has really helped me enjoy it more.

  15. I love taking out my DSLR and capturing everyday moments with it. I love pictures and can’t wait to take a photo class this year.

  16. Shani, that is a great idea. It is nice for you to be able to see your baby and for him to be able to see you. I am amazed at what technology can do today! It is like Star Trek came to life!

  17. Great ideas. Just the other day I took a photo of a hairstyle I want to try. I know the “kids” do this all the time, but it was a new use to me.

  18. I’m not sure if this coincides with your topic but, before we purchased our dropcam to keep an eye on our infant son, I would FaceTime the iPad from my iPhone and point the iPad camera towards his crib so that I could watch him while I did errands around the house. It worked.

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