Don’t Forget Your Camera

All too often I forget to carry my camera with me, and I miss some great shots. Each time, I tell myself that I need to remember to bring it with me the next time I head out the door, only to forget again.

By neglecting to carry my camera with me on a regular basis, not only do I miss out on some wonderful shots, but I also don’t get the practice that I need to improve my photographs.

Are you doing the same thing? Are you making it harder to improve your photography while missing great shots?

The solution is simple:


If you have your camera, you’re likely to use it. Using it more often will result in an increase in the quality of your shots. Practice makes perfect, right?

For the month of July, I’ll be doing this. My camera will go everywhere with me. Part of my job this month is to document the daily happenings around me. This will force me to grow accustomed to carrying the camera with me everywhere, and remember to take pictures. I will be treating this forced lesson as the beginning of a long-term habit. I have a nice little point-and-shoot camera that fits perfectly into any of my pants pockets. Soon, it will become a frequent resident of those pockets as it joins me on my daily adventures.

What About You?
Are you going to continue wishing you took better pictures? Will you keep regretting that you missed some great photo opportunities because you didn’t have your camera with you? Join me this month as we work to make a habit of always having our cameras with us.

3 thoughts on “Don’t Forget Your Camera

  1. Michael says:

    This has happened to me so many times. I lived in one place in Peru for a month and hardly took any pictures. Since I lived there, I never worried about taking the camera out. What a mistake. I should have been taking pictures. I still had an amazing time and with memories I’ll never forget but I do wish I captured some of those moments.

  2. Tanya C says:

    I agree with you but to a certain extent! Some people are obsessed with taking pictures, to the point of not appreciating the place they are at because they get carried away with taking pictures!!

  3. LisaNewton says:

    I used to take my Nikon with me everywhere, but really didn’t use it much. Now I have a phone with a pretty good camera, so I hope those pictures that might have gotten away before won’t anymore.

    Women might be at a slight advantage here. My purse is big enough to hold my DSLR camera.

    And if I try, I can also fit another lens. 🙂

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