January 31, 2011 § Leave a comment
I was inspired to get started on Project 52 because Don’s assignments have been challenging and interesting. Week #2 was photographing a stranger. This was truly a fun experience wherein people were typically interested in the project, even if they weren’t comfortable stopping for a photo. Thank you world for a great experience into the unknown.
January 6, 2011 § Leave a comment
So I’ve decided to take on a year-long project to improve my photography through a course run by Donald Giannatti. The course starts off with a mission statement of what one wants to achieve.
I’m thinking about the message, whatever it may be should be a feeling that strikes someone when they look at a photograph. “Ah that’s pretty” is ok, but it sure as heck isn’t as great as “aw, yeah. you nailed it.” … or even better, an immediate frown, smile, laugh, whatever it is from the gut.
January 4, 2011 § 1 Comment
I’m thinking I’ll start off 2011 by actively working towards my new year resolutions… well at least one of them. The photography one. I love taking pictures. I love it so much it often obscures other parts of my life. More notably, I find if I get out of practice and the photos aren’t exposing like I want I find that I get fussy. Then maybe I get in a rut – you know, put the camera down and think it’s really just the equipment taking poor pictures – not me, oh no. So here’s to staying on course in 2011.