Tuesday, January 10, 2012


I spent most of the day thinking that it was Thursday. I would realize within a few minutes that it was actually (sadly) Tuesday only to turn around and believe it to be Thursday again. When I sat down to write my blog post last night, I realized that I hadn't moved photos from my camera onto my laptop. Since Christmas.

I don't want to say that I've stalled out or plateaued with my photography or that I have been uninspired. Those are far from the truth. I just don't seem to have time to do what I want to do. Lately, I hardly ever touch my camera during the week. It's a bit ironic considering that I always advice newbies to practice, practice, PRACTICE and yet, I can't even seem to do that myself.

(Storage Wars just came on. I've never seen this show but I'm intrigued. People really do this?)

I want to expand outside of my normal routine of photography. I have all of these ideas but it's just so hard to find the time. I've thought about doing those 365 type projects but honestly, I don't like rules. I'll have a post up (maybe later this week) and you'll read how I did try to photograph something different and how that all worked out.

This is my busy time at work so by the time I arrive home and eat dinner, it is already 8:30. And pitch black. I did take this picture last night of Emily. The purpose was twofold: I wanted a picture of her covered with her lovies and I'm still testing out my new lens. Her room is small so this is tighter than I wanted it to be. She's the only one who sleeps with an army of lovies and it is quite common to find her covered with them.



James said...

I keep avoiding the 365 project. I'm liking the idea of focusing on one new technique per month for a whole year.

Christi said...

I did 365 back in 2009 and 2010. It's a *great* way to improve technique, composition and just document your every day life. I didn't follow any rules. I just tried to take at least one photo a day with my dSLR, my point & shoot or my iPhone. Some were technically spot on. Some were sentimental. Many were goofy.

Now looking back at the photos and the stories I'm so happy to have this "time capsule".

This year I'm doing 12 on the 12th (well a variation, I'm doing 12 on the Second Saturday since I work full-time and I don't want 12 photos of my cube for 3/4 of the project.)

Rich said...

Nothing gives me the warm & fuzzies more than seeing my daughters sleeping. Priceless.

Mama said...

Love this picture! So sweet!

Sarah said...

That's a good idea, James.

Christi - I laughed at your comment about 12 pictures of your cube. I've had that exact feeling before when thinking about photo projects.

Jenn said...

I am glad I wasn't the only one who didn't know what day of the week it was. The only day I have gotten right this week has been Monday. I thought Tuesday was Wednesday and was so happy because I thought tomorrow was Friday. Sadly it was only Wednesday and there are still two days to go.