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15 Other Photo Opportunities for Your Camera

By Robyn Wright

We are all using the cameras on our phones a lot these days. It is so easy to capture the kids, pets, events, and moments of our lives since we have a camera with us all the time. People are learning how to take better photos, use filters and editing tools, and how to share their favorite pics on social networking sites like Facebook and Instagram.

Your phone camera is a great tool to use every day in so many different ways. Think of it as a little notebook. Taking photos of things you need to remember or refer to at a future date is so simple. Just point and click and it is saved to your phone. You can then back it up to the cloud for future use, and even share with others so they can have the same information.

Here are 15 photo opportunities that could make your life a lot easier:

Your parking spot
Take a photo of where you parked. If it was in a garage, take pictures of the level and row sign. If you’re in a parking lot or on the street, take pictures of your spot and include landmarks such as stores or street signs to help you easily find your car.

There are still some interesting things to be found on flyers or bulletin boards. Even if there are little phone number flaps to tear off at the bottom, they usually don’t include enough information. Instead, snap a pic of the entire flyer with your phone so you have all the details.

Products to re-purchase
Do you forget the exact brand, flavor, size, or type of product you want to buy? Taking a picture of the original package and saving it on your phone means you will know exactly what to buy when you are at the store. These are also great for sending to spouses and kids when they are shopping for you.

Family at public places
When the family heads to the amusement park, a concert, sporting event or other large gathering, have each person with a cell phone take a photo of everyone else in the group. This way, if someone gets lost you can help the security staff find them. By having a picture taken that day, you will know exactly what each person is wearing.

Wish list items
Whenever you are out and about and see an item you like, take a photo of it. Share these wish list pics with loved ones.

Page numbers
Are you one of those people that always seems to lose your bookmark? Just snap a photo of the page you are on before you close the book.

Wine or beer labels
If you are dining out and have a bottle of wine or craft beer that you really enjoy, take a photo of the label so you remember it for next time and can look for it at your local store.

Do you or a family member keep collectibles? Take a photo of the collection, so when you find another item you can check the photo to see if it is already in the collection. No more duplicates!

House hunting
When you are looking at apartments or houses, it can get confusing remembering which property had what feature. Snap a photo of the address and then take additional photos of the property to help you remember.

Did you see something beautiful? A sunset, a flower, a painting? Use your phone to capture pictures so you can be inspired as often as you like!

Magazine pages
Instead of ripping articles or recipes out of magazines in waiting rooms, you can just snap a photo of those wanted items. This way you leave the magazine intact but still have the information you want for later.

What goes in the bin
Help the kids keep their toys tidy by taking photos of which toys go in certain bins or boxes. Print those out and tape them to the front of the bin to make clean up easier.

Before you head to the grocery store, snap a quick pic of your pantry. When you are at the store, you will be able to look and see what needs replenishing. You won’t see everything, but it will give you some idea of what’s needed.

Some receipts are printed on thermal paper which fades over time. Snap a photo of the receipts you need to keep for longer warranty periods. I suggest one close-up to see the receipt detail, and another of the top of the item so you know what it is for.

Shopping list
Many families have a white board or chalkboard in the kitchen with an area for the family to add items to the shopping list. Instead of transferring this list to paper, just snap a photo of it when you are headed out the door.

Robyn Wright is a social media specialist and blogs on her own blog, RobynsOnlineWorld.com, as well as several other sites. Robyn has a love for family, technology, food and lots of apps!

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