National Camera Day


Read more about National Camera Day here.

I just learned about National Camera Day over on Messy Mimi’s Meanderings’ Friendly Fill-Ins post.


I have always loved photography, from the time that I was a little girl using a “finger camera” to photograph my parents when they kissed, to my teenage years with a Polaroid 600, to college years in the darkroom with David as he developed his photographs, to today with my old Canon Digital Rebel Xsi, and the camera in my iPhone 5s. I just can’t imagine life without a camera in it. I love photography!


I will never be perfect at it; my eyes and shaky hands will see to that.  But, it brings me joy to sit outside and photograph the birds or to find a field of wildflowers in the spring or to catch a smile on my husband and children.  Fuzzy or not, it records the moment and helps me to remember the moments of our lives.


And, photographs keeps with us those that have long gone ahead of us to their final rewards.  I may not be able to remember the sound of their voices forever, but I have their photographs to help hold onto the memories.

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So, grab your camera and get out there and capture a memory today!


Have a blessed day, y’all!

About Suzanne Gunter McClendon

I am a South Carolina native, but have been living on the Texas Gulf Coast for 14 years now. David and I have been married for 34 years. Our children are grown. Some are here at home, others are out in the big world doing their "thing". I enjoy genealogy, reading, writing, photography, digital art, fiber arts, cooking and much, much more.
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4 Responses to National Camera Day

  1. 15andmeowing says:

    Great post! I am the photographer in my family, not good at it, but it is my job.

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  2. ghostmmnc says:

    I didn’t know there was a special camera day, either! Taking photos is so much easier these days, with the digital cameras. I love taking pictures, and started out with an old box camera of my dad’s. Then, he’d develop the film himself. It’s better now too, that you don’t have to wait a bunch of days to get your pictures back, if you sent them out to get developed. 🙂

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    • I think it is way cool that your dad developed the pictures you took. 🙂

      It is much cheaper these days, too. We don’t have to pay for printing fuzzy or otherwise wonky pics anymore. We get to choose what gets printed and we can do the printing at home. So many things are easier these days, but I miss parts of the old photography days, too. I really enjoyed the time in the darkroom way back when, even though I was only watching and David was doing the developing. It was a blast watching the image come alive on the “magic paper”. 🙂

      Have a blessed weekend, Barbara.

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