Do I dare start a year long challenge??? I don’t have the best track record with following through with things so I’m scared to announce here that I have.
I’ve had this nagging feeling for quite a few years now that I need to figure out how to use my camera and it is time to get down to business and just do it. My good photographer friend generously sold (practically gave) me her “old” Nikon D70 with 4 lenses and that was the just the jumpstart that I needed.
Enter 365 Photography Challenge
I’ve decided that I’m going have a post everyday on a new blog for an entire year. I’m not committing to take a new picture everyday or edit or even writing a new post (thank you delayed publishing) everyday but my goal is to have a new post show up everyday in this new space for a year. My hope is that this will encourage me to use my camera and my editing software and (crossing my fingers) figure it all out.
Right away I realized that I am such an amateur and really even a beginner. I took photography classes in both high school and college but never really took the lessons seriously and so I didn’t internalize much and have so far to go. It’s actually really embarrassing to be posting this here at all. But I trust that as with anything I’ve ever worked at, it gets better with time and practice.
Here is a link to my new home for photography. Please don’t feel obligated to stop by, it is pretty raw, but feel free to visit anytime if your interested in my photography journey. Since photography is now one of the “crafty” things that keep me up at night I want to include a portion of this journey here. The plan is to give a weekly overview about what I’ve learned and post my pics for the week.
Here are my first 4 pics. Looking at these I am so humbled. I have so far to go. I think they are nice and a good start but far from what I wanted my camera and software to create. I just need to remember to have patience and keep it up.