Those that know me will know I'm relatively new to photography. Yeah, I've been taking photos on cheap (not at the time) point and click cameras for years, and when I first had a phone with a camera built in - I was amaz...ok, they were rubbish but I had a camera with me ALL THE TIME and t Read more...
Those that know me will know I'm relatively new to photography. Yeah, I've been taking photos on cheap (not at the time) point and click cameras for years, and when I first had a phone with a camera built in - I was amaz...ok, they were rubbish but I had a camera with me ALL THE TIME and that was cool.
I digress. So - I'm a musician and college lecturer (in music) and for a couple of the shows a few years ago, I fancied myself as the official (only) photographer. I armed myself with one of the college's DSLRs and took on average about 5oo shots per show. We could only use about 10. I may show them to you sometime but between then and now I've had a better camera in my phone, I invested in a DSLR of my own (mainly to have a nice camera to document my daughter's first years in this world) and along the way I've taught myself what I could about photography (probably insulting every trained professional photographer).
So now, in the last few hours of 2013 I feel I'd like to put myself to the test as it were. Please understand - I'm not trying to prove anything, I'm not particularly looking for praise or criticism or 'likes' etc. That said, I will appreciate any comments you may have about any aspect of the project. I merely thought it would be a nice idea for me to challenge myself to taking a photo a day for the entire year of 2014 and then discovered that this is actually a thing.
I have no rules really - some photos will be taken with my iPhone, some with my DSLR and maybe some with some as yet unknown camera. I also don't know what I'm going to shoot - there could be some traditional type landscapes and portraits in there; probably some live performance shots; and of course there will inevitably be some of my daughter (it's ok - she's beautiful). By all means - if anyone has an idea of something to shoot, let me know. It could well be more interesting than what I would have shot that day.
So, I will try my best. Though I fully intend to upload interesting and maybe even poignant pictures (believe me - if people are actually going to look at these pictures, I want them to enjoy the experience), there may be occasions where something I find interesting may not actually be that good. Stick with me though - there may be a bigger picture or you may just think I'm rubbish on that day but that's the essence of art, isn't it?
I can be forgetful and even though my phone will remind me (twice), I may miss a day or two. I will make it up though and endeavour to upload two the following day.
Enough rambling - please enjoy and please let me know your thoughts (whether good or bad - how else do we know how to improve?)