For the fourth year in a row now I spent the month of March getting in a photo every day.
It’s a challenge I set myself every year, in a way to celebrate Mother’s day, and to make sure that I exist in photos for my children. It’s so easy for us mums to stay behind the camera, taking photos of everyone in the family but never getting in any pictures ourselves.
I started my little Instagram community #ShowYouWereThere as a way of encouraging more parents to get in more photos, and also as a way of reminding myself to do the same. And once a year I go all out and push myself out of my comfort zone to take a photo every single day.
And here are the resulting photos from this year:
I mentioned at the start of this post that this is the fourth year that I’ve done this challenge.
Every other year I’ve found that it really has been a challenge. I’ve always enjoyed it and really loved the photos that I ended up with, but I’ve also always found it, well, challenging in the past.
This year though, it felt a bit easier.
I think maybe I was more relaxed about the sorts of photos I was taken. Or just more confident in my ability to get through the challenge.
I also think that using a remote trigger this time round really helped make the whole thing easier. It meant that I wasn’t stretched out awkwardly trying to snap a selfie, or rushing into a shot taken with the timer and not knowing if I would end up in focus or not.
So, my main takeaway from this year is that a remote trigger is definitely worth having if you want to get in more photos and don’t always have someone around to take them for you!
And if I’ve inspired you to get front of the camera more, please do use #ShowYouWereThere on your photos when you share them on Instagram!