Saturday, March 15, 2008

Life Without My Camera

I've just come back from a nice little trip to Taiping, travelling with my mom and kids. This morning I got a call from my mom and she said "you've left you camera in my car". AAARRRRGGGHHHHHH!

Now, I don't expect my mom to drive up all the way from Seremban just to return my camera and it's really not economical for me to go down either. So what to do, what to do? Just have to wait for my mom's next visit. She may be coming this way next week but that is tentative.

Why I'm all torn up?
  • I was hoping to post some shots I took up in Taiping, especially the ones of the charcoal kiln I took at Sg. Kerang.
  • Also wanted to quickly label the pictures of the kids grand aunties/uncles while the information is still fresh in my mind.
  • Planning to digiscrap some of the pictures from the trip.
  • Took a picture of a document that tells me who is my great-great-grandfather. But it's written in Chinese and I don't know how to read Chinese. Hoping to get a friend to translate.
  • If my children do anything cute these few days, I won't be able to snap it.
  • I can't take pictures of the books I want to sell at my children's bookshop.

Sigh! Didn't realize how much that camera is a part of my life. Feel a bit handicapped without it. It is so much easier to document our lives with pictures. Like they say, a picture says a thousand words. Talking about cameras, I guess I should add my parenting tip to this post.

Mamas Bag of Tricks

  • If you have a digital camera, it pays to read the manual.
  • Invest some time to learn how to use a software to touch up your photos and also learn to resize and optimize the pictures for web publication. A lot of people use Photoshop. But there are also some free photo editing software. Just do a google search on "free photo editing software".
  • Many children are drawn to the idea of snapping pictures. Give them a chance to snap away. If you are afraid they might ruin your camera, get them a cheaper one they can call their own.
  • Think now what is the best way for you to organize your digital photos. I organize mine by year and month. Don't just dump them all into one folder.
  • Do housekeeping once in a while. Get rid of blurred photos and other irrelevant photos.
  • Learn how to digiscrap. It is fun and soooooo rewarding when you are done.

1 comment:

  1. Ya nowadays I do attach with my camera a lot. Can't imagine how to survive without it. Maybe it's because I addicted for blogging a lot.


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