101 Photos to take

Though I’ve always loved photography, I have to admit photos for blogging are not my strong point. In fact, I think that blogging has made me worse…Ahhh the pressure.

I learned long ago that my favorite photos are candid or those that share the details of a moment.  For instance, this is one of my favorite photos from Christmas last week:

101 Must Take Photos

It may be pretty unremarkable to you, but it’s full of wonderful memories for me!

One of my goals this year is to take more candid, documentary type photos and include them here on the blog. A bit of a Project 365.

I have to admit that the inspiration from this goal game from Becky Higgins. I was able to meet Becky last Spring. Not only is she an incredible business women (she has completely transformed scrapbooking with Project Life), but her perspective on life and overall balance are admirable.

Here’s a glimpse at her documentation system in case you haven’t seen it.

I hope you’ll take a minute to get to know Becky, if you’re not already familiar. Has any one person inspired a New Year’s goal for you?

I think I mentioned when I shared my goal setting calendar that I do so much better when I write things down (to be totally honest, if it’s not written down it’s not getting done).  So to that end, I have compiled a list of things that I wanted to capture on camera this year. 101 things to be exact.

So here it is my list of must take photos for the new year.

101 Can't Miss Photo Moments

If you’re interested in downloading a copy of my 101 Must Take Photos for your desk, please feel free! And, if you’ve got some great additions of your own, let me know. I’d love to add them to my list.

I am not a big believer in the idea that you have to have a super-expensive camera to take fun, lasting photos. Though I do shoot with a Nikon DSLR, at home I am known as the iPhone paparazzi.

I thought it would be fun to share some of my favorite photo apps.

Instagram (free). This is hands down my favorite photography app. I first talked about Instagram about six months ago. I would love to connect with you on Instagram. My user name is tauni.

PicFrame ($0.99). This is a great app for creating a picture collage on the fly and sharing it. You can send it to Instagram, Twitter, FB, etc.

Red Stamp (Free). A photo post-card printing all in one, Red Stamp provides the ability to mail postcards to everyone on your wish list with just a few clicks, using seamless integration with user contacts on mobile devices

Snapseed ($4.99). I was lucky enough to snatch up Snapseed for free a couple months ago, but I think it’s probably worth the $5? It’s still new to me. It’s a great photo editing app though.

8mm ($1.99)Okay. So technically this isn’t a photo app, it’s a video app. It turns regular phone video footage into fun vintage clips. TOTALLY worthy my $1.99.

Do you have a favorite phone app? I would love to hear what you’re using on your phone.

I get asked about Android apps all the time, but since I don’t have an Android phone, maybe you could help me out and share…