Where’s Dad?

I was lucky enough to have many friends and family converge on my house this weekend. Somewhere along the line, somebody pulled out a video of my family at various group camping events during the 1980’s.

My sister and I were especially anxious to see it, as we knew my father (who passed away five years ago) was at some of these camping trips. After watching for 90 minutes, we realized that we’d only seen a total of 5 seconds of our dad. Why?  Because he was always manning the camera.

It made me think: If you’re the one who always takes the pictures or videos, what will your family have of you when you’re gone?

Comments (3)

  1. Dave Bettin says:

    I had the same realization this weekend. As I whipped out my canon zr45mc and started filming my daugther’s 4th birthday party I realized my kids are going to visit memory lane when they get older and wonder why the hell daddy wasn’t ever at these events.

  2. T V says:

    My brother lost his 8 1/2 month year old daughter, and after her death he could not find a single picture of him and her together. Luckily some other familymebers had pictures of them together…

  3. Alex says:

    I always use the 180° technique.

    Grab your buddy, turn your camera by 180°. FIRE!

    These are the most lovely pictures I take…

    – Alex