Thursday, December 11, 2008

Why I Love Digital Cameras

There are two kinds of people in the world: those who get things right the first time and those of us who need a few do overs. Our 2008 holiday photo took 23 do overs, but who's counting.

This year, in an effort to save both money and dollars, I'm sending out fewer cards the old fashioned way and trying my hand at a little modern holiday fun. When you click on the video below, you will have a pretty good idea of why I believe the digital camera was invented by someone with a large family after years of trying to get the perfect holiday shot.

We've been doing this holiday photo gig for nearly two decades now, and when I think of the time, film, paper, chemicals, money and sanity expended on most of those pictures, it's a little nauseating. Getting one good shot of one child is a relatively painless process, but each time you add a child into the photographic mix, the potential for disaster increases exponentially. It's clear that in our family everyone needs at least one second chance (with the exception of and apologies to the girl, who you will see is smiling prettily in each and every shot).

Best wishes to all of you and enjoy the show. Then click here and tell me your photo horror stories.

Music: "Dreidel" by Erran Baron Cohen from the CD "Songs in the Key of Hanukkah".

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Girl on a Hill said...

Very cute, Susan! And you were brave enough to add a dog to the mix. Have a warm and happy holiday season.

Anonymous said...

you hit the nail on the head that's why there is photoshop. With us, for the 1st time in about 5 years, our now 15 year old agreed to be in the photo and to actually look at the camera!!! It actually all came together this year, even the 2 dogs looked at the camera...that's right I said 2 dogs! see I'm a pro photographer (we used the camera self timer), don't try this at home.'s the link:

@sweetbabboo said...

I have yet to get one good shot of my ONE child. I can hardly imagine more. The one you got is really nice though. I'm sure it wasn't easy getting the dog to sit still as well.

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Kati Perone said...

Hi Mrs. Bearman!!!
Photograhy is one of my favorite, most enjoyable hobbies. I like to take pictures of Nature, and Animals. At the Pet store, i try VERY hard to capture those cute pictures of ferrets, rats, and birds, the only problem, they move. you cant just say 1,2,3 smile, for animals, you need to go by their schedule. i understand the horrors and hardships of photography, but like you said, There are two kinds of people in the world: those who get things right the first time and those of us who need a few do overs. I, need do overs! Well, thanks for listening, and have a happy 09'!
p.s. Tell Hazel Kati says hello =]