There are two recurring themes in every book or article I read about improving your photography skills and that is to take your camera everywhere you go and practice, practice, practice. There is a community out there in blog land called The 365 Project where people with a passion for photography hone their skills and document otherwise forgotten moments in their life by committing to take a picture a day for a year. Someday I would love to do that, but at this time in my life I have too many other responsibilities, priorities, interest, etc to take that on. However, I think I can commit to a picture a day for a week and then who knows, maybe I can do additional weeks in the future. Even a week of focused picture taking will help me improve my skills. My goal is not to search out amazing subjects but to take pictures of everyday items and/or activities in my life, working on the lighting and composition provided at the moment.
Here are the results of my first week.
Saturday, Aug 2, 2014 – a lazy morning sipping Pomegranate Tea and reading the paper on the patio.
Sunday, Aug 3, 2014 – Afternoon walk on Waterfall Trail.
Monday, Aug 4, 2014 – Dinner.
Tuesday, Aug 5, 2014 – Relaxing on the sidewalk.
Wednesday, Aug 6 – Driving in the Rain.
Thursday, Aug 7 – Happy Anniversary to us!
Friday, August 8,2014 – Weekend road trip!!!!
Have a great weekend!