Remember when we had to depend on cameras with film? I cannot tell you how many family vacation memories got sucked into the black whole of the unprocessed film canister. I took pictures with a sincere intention to develop and share them with friends and family. Unfortunately, I ended up with a collection of dusty canisters atop piles of photo envelopes holding our family memories hostage.
Good thing we live in the digital age now! Thanks to technology, I can capture and share family vacation memories as we make them. Here are a few ways I use devices and apps to snag moments like this picture of my guy sitting on Thomas Jefferson’s lap (#Priceless). Here we go:
- Double Up. I pack my digital camera AND my iPhone. I use the phone for quick shareable moments and my camera for everything else.
- Go Crazy. I take a ton of pictures to make sure I’ve captured as many memories as possible. It’s easy to delete them later.
- Make it APPen. I post our vacation pictures on Instagram and opt to auto-share them on Twitter and Facebook. Some other favorite photo apps include ColorSplash and OSnap!Lite.
- Go Go Gadget. I have a neat 5-in-1 card reader that lets me transfer pictures from my camera’s SD card to my iPad. It lives in my camera bag and speeds up sharing.
- Book ’em. Instead of piles of pictures, I have a shelf of photobooks I made online. They’re inexpensive and easy to create and share.
There you have it. This is how I capture and share our vacation memories so they don’t get held hostage. The digital age sure has made the process more convenient and I’m looking forward to making and sharing memories for years to come.