Having a Child with Down Syndrome, Part XL: Take a Lot of Pictures

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Day 29 of 31 for 21.

I cannot stress this enough.  Take pictures.  Take a lot of pictures.  Digital cameras are cheap.  Find one you like that – I always try to find one that has a “Kids and Pets” setting.  If you go to a brick and mortar store, bring a memory card and your child a try them out.  A few hints: avoid using a flash indoors – turn on lights instead.  Instead, save the flash for outdoors on sunny days – it will remove shadows under eyes.  Try to keep the light in front of your subject instead of behind.  Above all, the camera you have with you is the camera with which you will take pictures (corollary: If you don’t bring a camera, you won’t get pictures).  Here’s a decent enough guide.

I try to look for getting good family pictures.  Alice loves people and she especially loves her family and that comes through.

Make sure that you back up your pictures if you keep them digitally (and who doesn’t?) and consider using a good photo sharing site for fr

iends and family.  I like flickr, but some people use picasa and other services.

Waiting Impatiently

Walking with Gabe

Mugging With Daddy 3

Ferris Wheel

Group Shot

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