“Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment, until it becomes a memory.” – Dr. Seuss.
Most of us have a tendency to pull out our cameras mainly to document special occasions such as birthdays, graduations, or family holidays. But although these events are certainly worth documenting, it’s also important to recognise that what seems like an ordinary moment today may not be as commonplace a few years down the line when circumstances have changed.
Often some of the most precious photos to look back on are the ones that depict seemingly insignificant everyday moments and capture genuine emotions. In fact, researchers have found that although we consistently underestimate the value of ordinary experiences, rediscovering our mundane moments later in life can bring us unexpected pleasure.
When captured on camera, ordinary daily occurrences, such as taking the kids to the park or enjoying a meal together as a family, tend to make some of the most memorable prints and photo books. With this in mind, we asked eight photographers and bloggers and who are also parents to share their top tips for capturing these precious everyday moments on camera.