As parents, we have an obligation to counter the messages and images that our children are bombarded with, particularly now. If we don't put a stop to it, we're destined to have a whole generation that is not only insecure, but psychologically scarred as well. Here are some tips to help your tween/teen.
Seriously, I dare you to go find a "sad-looking" girl and say something "kind" to her. People, anyone, should not be imposing their opinions on what "sad" is on poor random girls who are probably not even sad anyway. Talk about narcissism. What makes you think anything you have to say to a woman you are guessing is sad would make any difference to her?
I am learning, slowly, but surely, that life is not about taking the perfect picture. It is about the big picture. And the smaller ones that define and describe who and what we are. Husband turned and said to me, after the snowman fell and we were rebuilding a second, "He's just like all of us. Falling apart and getting re-built bigger and better again."
Pictures help us share our experiences with others, help us tell stories and allow us to remember where we were at a specific point in our lives. Like any tool though, the camera only does what you tell it to do. To get you started, here are five tips to get you started and to help you take better pictures today.
The expression, "a picture is worth a thousand words" may be a cliché, but the power of photography to move people and preserve your favourite moments is certainly not. The problem is our most powerful photo memories remain in limbo on our hard drives and lost in the constant shuffle of social media updates.