My children were born around the same time as the invention of the iPhone and in a very short space of time I went from carrying a proper camera, to snapping photos with my phone. Without knowing it at the time, this would gradually end up motivating me to create my own line of stylish leather camera bags. It wasn't until I decided to back up my phone photos to the computer that I got to see the image quality in all its grainy, noisy 'glory', and that was when I knew I had made a mistake in relying on the phone camera to document those first few years of my children's lives.
I had a perfectly good DSLR camera at home which would have taken amazing photos, but the phone was in my bag, so that was what I reached for.
Fast forward 5 years, and now my handbag is my camera bag and my camera comes with me, and that is what I reach for.
Now I capture my life in full resolution.
I really want you to be able to do this too, and so this April I will be giving away a Lilah Snow Camera Bag on Instagram using the tag #lifewellcaptured.
The theme this month is 'Family'.
The conditions of entry are:
+ You must be following Lilah Snow on Instagram
+ Tag your image with both #lifewellcaptured and #lilahsnow (and make sure your account isn't set to private or I may not be able to see it!) Using these tags may mean that I share your image, with credit to you, on my social media.
+ Tag only new images. Only those which show up in the #lifewellcaptured feed after the theme announcement image will be considered for this month.
+ The winner may choose whichever camera bag they like and the prize includes postage within Australia. The competition is open worldwide, but if the winner is from outside Australia, they will be responsible for shipping costs.
+ This is a competition of skill, chance plays no part in determining the winner. The winner will be chosen by myself (@lilahsnow) and @ace_space_ and our decision is final.
+ This competition is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Instagram.
The theme of Family is open to interpretation, from your best friends to your pets, to sharing great images of your kids or partner, but I encourage you to make the effort to get out your 'real' camera if you don't already.
Capture your life, in your way, but capture it well.
Share your Instagram account in the comments section below and I will make sure to check you out.
I can't wait to see your images!
Emma Anderson. Creating, learning, growing and taking photos of it all!
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