Last week, I took the kids to Disneyland for the first time. I packed clothes, jackets, sun screen, and all of the essentials for the week. In the last bag, I threw in an old point and shoot camera, as well as my mom camera (a DLSR, but not my professional one). Naturally, I took my iPhone too.
Once we arrived, and I packed the backpack I was planning on carrying throughout the park the next day, I decided not to carry my DSLR the first day. I mean, I was carrying enough essentials, I didn’t need to capture every moment of day 1. As we walked through the park, I quickly whipped out my iPhone to snap a quick picture of various moments throughout the days.
My DSLR never left the suitcase…
None of these photos do anything more than tell the story of our trip, however, that’s all I needed. None of them will be blown up, or framed, but in the digital age, they are being shared with our friends and family. These photos are good enough to turn into a book for us to keep, and chances are, they will never be used again. The best part, is that all of these pictures, that tell our story, took seconds to take and process in my phone. Furthermore, I don’t have hundreds of images to process on my computer as we prepare to resume our regular lives this week. My kids needed a mom for this trip, not paparazzi.
How does all of this relate to my title about Blog University, the newest conference for bloggers?
I am excited and honored to be a member of the faculty! I will be co-teaching a basic photography for beginners section with Alicia from Naps Happen. All you need is a camera of some sort, so you can practice during our fun and interactive workshop.
However, our section is such a small portion of this BIG weekend event. Expert, extremely well-known bloggers, will be there, ready to teach the rest of us about how they turned their blog into an income, best-selling books, comedy shows and performances, paid writing opportunities, viral videos, and so much more.
The best part, this will a great way to connect with other bloggers in order to form your own blogging support system. The idea is that this conference will be small and intimate, so we can all connect with each other.
If you’re even slightly interested, head on over to http://bloguconference.com/ for more information. Go ahead and sign up while you’re there, especially since seats are limited to the first 250 people who sign up.
I can’t wait to meet you!
PS Follow me on Instagram for more iPhone pictures.