If you share my love for photography, you’ve probably encountered one or more of the following scenarios:
- A mom asks you to please be sure and get a photo of her child at the event you’re attending
- Your kids and their friends pose and ask you to photograph them
- “Oh, good! You’ve got your camera—I forgot mine.”
- One of your friends looks gorgeous and you know she hasn’t had her picture taken in ages
These moments are opportunities in disguise: opportunities to bless others.
The interesting thing is that most people are thrilled if you just take the picture. The way to really bless their socks off is to do something with it.
Here are three thoughtful ideas:
- Upload to Facebook – Most people love being tagged on Facebook photos, especially teens and adults who need a decent portrait. I get a warm, fuzzy feeling every time Facebook sends me an email telling me someone is using a photo of mine as their profile.
- Create sets on Flickr – This is especially helpful if you’ve photographed an event such as a baseball game, birthday party, or field day. Make sure to set your permissions so that others can download your photos.
- Print and share – Although some inkjet printers still charge an outrageous amount for ink, there are others that are actually very reasonable. I have a stack of baseball photos on my desk to hand out at my 15-year-old son’s game tonight. If you can’t print them yourself, your local drug or discount store probably has good prices.
Don’t worry about the quality of your camera or your photography skills. This is truly an area where it’s the thought that counts. I encourage you to look for ways to bless others with your camera this summer!Leave a Comment