a series of images | documenting everyday life

Is there something you do day in and day out? Create a series for your images…

Sandy photographer Carrie Owens photographs a series of images at the pool

#weliveatthepool

That’s our hashtag. And we do live at the pool. Each of my three children swim and they have scheduled practices every day with just two weeks off a couple times a year in between seasons. Luckily for me, they love it. I love it too…it’s great exercise for them, they’ve met great friends, learned a lot about commitment and determination and I’ve met some great friends poolside as well. When I go back and look through my instagrams and other photographs of the kids there are a lot of images from the pool. Quite some time ago I decided that it really was ok if I took a lot of photos there. Many images are similar, but that’s our life right now. It’s ok. There isn’t a reason to stop taking these photos. This is what we do and there may be a time when #weliveatthepool isn’t an accurate statement. So while we’re in this stage…mom takes photos.

Sandy photographer Carrie Owens photographs a series of images at the pool

I actually really love looking at these images above. I love the memories associated with our time at the pool and they really just make me happy. If I stopped and decided not to take a pic because “I’ve taken a photo at swim practice already” then I would miss out on memories. So I keep shooting.

Some ideas for photographing something that you want to create a series for:

  • if you instagram, do a search for a hashtag that you want to use for your series…then start using it on all of your images for that series
  • take several images from different perspectives for your series
  • look for creative ways to showcase your series
  • take photos with and without people

This post is part of a 31 day series. Read the first post here about documenting everyday life and see a list of all of the other posts in the series.

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