Some people are really photo-bugs. They seem to always have their camera with them at the most opportune times and catch the perfect pictures. I envy them!!! I'm the kind of person who forgets to bring the camera, sees a great shot and says, "I wish I had my camera, that would be a great picture!"
Several years ago I decided I wanted my own little camera that I could throw in my purse and take with me. An inexpensive camera so if I damaged it I would not suffer guilt and regret for ruining an expensive piece of equipment. I got my first digital camera and loved it. It was simple to use, I learned how to print my own pictures, I learned how to post pictures to share with you and I wasn't afraid to take it with me. I'm still not the greatest photo-bug but I'm getting better.
My poor camera is old and tired now. The batteries don't hold a charge for very long, the shutter works slowly and I had no idea that my 4 mega pixels were so outdated! My grandson loves having this camera now that my husband bought a new one for me. He gave it to me this week so I would have it for the holidays. I think I'm in love. My new camera is a Nikon s1000pj with 12 mega pixels and a built-in projector. I got the best pictures at our Thanksgiving party and I can't wait to post pictures for you (one of the main reasons I wanted a better camera). My family knows.....its all about the quilts!!!
I love taking pictures of my quilts, other people's quilts, my friends and I quilting, quilting classes etc. I regret not taking pictures of every quilt I ever made.
I have also discovered a neat little trick. If you are in doubt about how the fabrics you choose for a project look together, lay them out and take a picture. You don't even have to print the picture, just look at your picture and it will be clear if a fabric is not the perfect choice. You can then replace it before ever cutting, sewing and being disappointed in the appearance of the finished block.
I would like to give you a piece of advice.....Capture Your Quilts with your camera. Take pictures of every project you work on. With the ease of using a digital camera you can keep a photo journal, scrapbook or digital file of your work with very little effort. If I can do it you can do it and there will come a day when you will be glad you did!!