While we must be able to truly let go and live in the moment, it's only natural for us to wish that certain moments or memories can last forever. For example, we often wish we could pause the clock while sipping cocktails on holiday or when sharing a moment of pure joy with our family. However, while we haven't (yet) learned how to control time to our benefit, there are certain tricks you can use to keep things in your mind. From these solutions, photography is an excellent choice.
This is because the right photograph can make a magical moment last forever – turning a fleeting few seconds into something you can look back on for years to come, whether you display your photos in your home or store them on your phone.
With that in mind, here are some top tips that you can use to make memories last forever through photography.
Becoming a professional photographer requires a great deal of skill, time and effort – with many attending specialist schools for several years. However, when taking personal photographs, you don't need to be the world's best photographer; you simply need to have a basic understanding of what makes a photograph good. For example, you should pay attention to lighting and framing instead of simply grabbing your camera and hoping for the best. With a little practice here and there, you'll be taking quality pictures in no time. Remember, as with any skill, the key is to practice. The more photographs you take, the better you will become (and the more memories you can capture).
As mentioned previously, photography is a vehicle through which we can make memories last forever – but they will not last if you lose or delete the picture. As a result, it's important that you know how to back up photos to icloud to reduce the chances of them being accidentally deleted or lost. If you have a lot of print photographs lying around your home (such as in old albums), you may also want to take this as an opportunity to have them copied and stored digitally too. After all, print photographs are easier to lose and are also subject to damage over time.
While having backups of your photos is important for security reasons, your images deserve to be seen – not hidden away in some file on your computer or laptop. Therefore, you should try to embrace your creativity by finding as many creative ways as possible to display them. For example, you could start by creating a scrapbook or collage before moving on to bigger and more ambitious projects – such as creating a feature wall in your home with a series of your favourite prints. Hanging your photographs in this way is a great way to brighten up your home, add a personal touch to the space – and also means that you can look back on those happy memories every single day.