Project 52: Week #3 – with an 2/5/11 update

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.

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The Mission Statement for the 52 project – Conservation: Humans required.

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.

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52 Week Project – becoming a better photographer

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.

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