This New York Times article is familiar, funny and useful. We know from our own experience that taking family videos and pictures can be risky.
Sometimes you are after the perfect, yet unobtainable shot and you forget where you own feet are maybe tripping on something.
Sometimes the people you want in the shots have had enough, don’t want to hold still or do something one more time.
Sometimes when you are lining up the shot you want, YOU miss the best part of being there.
Then, after all that, you end up with hours of video or hundreds of similar photos that no one cares about enough to even look at. It’s painful!
If you want to enjoy the moment and keep the memory take the advice of all three of the people the author spoke with:
- Do it for a limited time.
- Be selective.
- Then, put the device away.
After all, "Video can’t kill your family vacation if the camera is stuffed in your bag."