I am not afraid of getting old, I am afraid of not living and truly enjoying each moment given to me. This project will hopefully allow me to take moments throughout my days to capture what is important, learn new techniques, and push myself. By my 30th birthday, my gift to myself will be getting a book made of all the photos. To me, that is huge inspiration! I think of this as a project that I must do, kind of like Julie, in Julie & Julia, completing all of Julia Child's recipes in the Mastering the Art of French Cooking.
So, here I am, 2 days into 29, and I have already found myself waiting until the end of the day to pull my camera out. I am trying not to be frustrated. How many days does it take to form a habit? I may need to write a reminder on my bathroom mirror. ha!
Before I keep writing a bunch of nothingness, let me share my Day 1 & Day 2 photos. I promise not every photo will be of my dogs. But, then again, this is my birthday project. :-) I will also be using this time to practice techniques that I have not done in forever. (For instance I tried a night shot this evening and then got poured on)
Day 1: January 25, 2012
This is Finnegan, our newest member of the family. He is almost 4 months old.
Day 2: January 26, 2012
This is a perfect example of practicing different kinds of shoots. The day had already slipped away from me, so I decided to try a night shot. Nothing in my neighborhood is super great to look at, especially at night, so I just chose the front of our house looking out at the street. I pulled the tripod out and just wanted to experiment with long exposures. I would have possibly had a better and more creative shot had it not poured down rain on me a few minutes after I started. So, this was what I got. It was dark out, other than the lights from the soccer field. This photo was a 6 second exposure at f4 at an ISO of 400.
Whether this project is viewed by others or not, I will be posting for myself and using it to document my journey.
2 days down, 363 to go.