Monday, January 30, 2012

Ready, Set, GO!

I know! I'm doing awful at this project!
I have excuses.
I'm in my January no-energy funk.
My Grandma passed away.
My kids have been taking turns with the stomach flu and they were kind enough to share it with me. (I spent a night last week sleeping in the bathroom so that I could throw up every 20 minutes. Good times.)
However. I realize that the only way to pull myself out of my pity party is to just force myself to do stuff.
Drum roll!
Our topic this week is:
The way I'll do this is by youtubing, reading, practicing with my camera, and then posting my favorite pictures at the end of the week.
Until then, Happy Shooting!

Friday, January 13, 2012

Project 52

I was going to do the same project 365 that I did last year but after just one week of it...
I'm bored.
The first 365 project, I was motivated by wanting to see if I could actually take a picture every day for a year.
Well. I can.
I did.
And I feel like I'm taking the same exact pictures that I did a year ago... Only with different editing.
Which I'll probably hate in a year again.
The new plan?
Project 52!
This is how I'm going to do it.
At the beginning of every week I'll pick a paper out of this super cute jar...
(It's cute because who wants to pick inspiration out of an ugly jar?)
On each piece of paper is a topic/theme that I will keep in mind as I take pictures during the week.
The way I chose the themes was by sitting down and writing down all the topics that I wanted to work on or themes that I thought would make good pictures. I was surprised that I didn't even have to go Googleing (totally a word) for ideas.
I had plenty in my head that I want to work on. :)
Sunday I will draw my first one!
I'm so excited!
And if you want, you can totally play too! Just share if you do so that I can have a look-see.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Baby G

Just so we're all on the same page...
Every day of this project isn't going to be pictures that are huge challenges for me.
I will try to be creative and push my comfort limits but alot of days will just be pictures in the middle of our normal day.

Monday, January 2, 2012

Model Michael

Taking a little break at a rest stop during a long road trip.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy 2012!

This project is definitely starting out with one of my biggest challenges...
Photographing a HUGE group and if that's not hard enough, the group also happens to be my own family.
Challenge? Yes... But I think we pulled it off!