Happy 2014! The future is now.
We love Januaries. They’re a great time to look back at the amazingness of the previous year, and make resolutions for the new one.
We’ve done our fair share of looking back, poring over every “Best Photos of the Year!” list we could find on these here internets.
Then, we resolved to let all the great shots we just saw inspire us to improve our photo skills in 2014.
We’ve compiled a handy list of the top of the tops: our favorite “best photo” lists and what we’ve learned from them.
Best Family and Kid Photos
We learned: Sitting the family down to “cheese” right at the camera is not the best plan. Let the kiddos play! Snap away while they’re having fun and your photos will be as joyful as they are.
Best Animal Photos
We learned: You don’t have to be in a zoo to take a great animal photo. Snap a pick of the animals around you, add just the right filter and you can create a “best of” worthy photo too.
Best Abstract Photos
We learned: Pretty much any and every thing can make a great photo subject. It’s up to the photographer to find its best angle.
Best News Photos
We learned: Taking a great photo of an event is more than just being at the right place at the right time. To truly capture the impact of what is happening, photo the reactions of the people who are affected by them.
Best Space Photos
The new year is a great time to pick up a new hobby! We’ve never taken a space photo before, but we found these photos so inspirational we’re about ready to tape our camera phone to a rocket (or maybe a telescope).
We learned: Be inspired. Try new things!
We learned: Babies = cute. Puppies = cute. Baby + Puppy = 2 (Toooooo) cute. Also, a photo of anything napping is cuteness gold.