Wednesday, January 11, 2012

simple things roundup + NEW weekly photo tip

I'm loving all the photos linked up this week for {Simple things Sunday} you guys!!

I'm leaving the linky open until tomorrow night so feel free to add your photos if you have one to share. 

In the meantime, check out these gorgeous photos that caught my eye this week...

Thanks for linking up everyone! I really enjoyed stopping by each one of your blogs and celebrating the simple things with you this week!

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I'm hoping to share a few gorgeous photos from the weekly linkup on Facebook + the blog this year so watch for your photos to be featured! So if you've been featured this week on the blog or on my facebook page grab a featured button below! :)


Along with my weekly Simple Things roundup I'll also be sharing a quick and simple photo tip or idea. It might just be a link to a great how-to I came across online, an easy photoshop trick or some other little tidbit. I really want to share a few more photo tips on the blog throughout 2012 and I thought this would be a fun way to do it!


When it comes to capturing everyday photos it can be tricky to capture moments as they happen if you aren't ready for them. At our house the kids aren't always getting along perfectly and my toddler is rarely in one place for longer than 30 seconds, so when there is a moment of sibling bliss or baby girl is engrossed in an activity, I want to be able to access my camera as quickly as I can to capture these moments before they're gone.

Consider where in your home the most activity takes place - for me its the kitchen - and find a spot close by where you can store your camera safely and you can grab it fast. I used to keep mine in a cupboard in the kitchen where little hands couldn't reach it. When your camera is easily accessible you'll find you bring it out more often to take photos and are able to capture more of those everyday moments simply because you're ready for them. :)

If you've started on Project 365 this year or are joining in the Month-in-Photos project with me be sure and check out my downloadable Everyday Photos Checklist. It's jam packed with 50 photo ideas and photography prompts to help you capture those simple, everyday moments!

Rebecca Cooper

Rebecca is a mom of four. She enjoys crafting with her kiddos, taking photos, and afternoon naps. Rebecca is a professional photographer and author. Connect with Rebecca on Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, and Google+. Sign up via email for the latest updates from Simple As That.


  1. I have so enjoyed my visit....can't wait to visit again soon!


  2. Great tip! Some days im tempted to just walk around with my camera around my neck to get those moments. So sick of capturing spur of the moment things with my cruddy iPhone3GS.

  3. Thanks Rebecca! I love the photo checklist too...I always need some new ideas since most of our pictures take place in the kitchen and the lighting can be horrible. :)

  4. Thanks for the reminder about Simple Things Sunday. You have shared some wonderful photos from those already linked up.

  5. Lovely pictures and awesome photography.

  6. Great tip...I'm off to clean out a shelf in the cabinet!

  7. Thanks for the photo tips, I do keep my camera, both of them right off of the kitchen, in the dining room. I will have to print the checklist too, thanks again


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