When asked what my passion or hobby is, I always say “photography.” But lately I’ve been feeling that if this is gonna be my only extracurricular activity, I really should be better at it. And last time I checked perfect takes practice.
I don’t have any excuses. I work at a job where I could spend almost all day online researching how to take better pictures, I have an amazing camera that my even more amazing husband bought for me, and I even have access to a tripod, if I could only remember to bring it home from my in-laws.
My lame excuses have mostly pertained to my location. My passion doesn’t really lie in mountain landscapes and pretty sunsets, (although I do like pictures of such things,) I was much more artistically inspired when I lived in a little rundown factory town in Southeastern Michigan. I loved the old brick walls with graffiti and chipped off advertisements painted on them. I loved the abandoned rail road tracks and sad feel of a town where most of the people just couldn’t quite make ends meet.
My next excuse has to do with my lack of a social life. I love to take pictures of people. Back in Michigan I have some very photogenic friends (ahem, Emily) and here the only person that is used to my constant snapping is my husband, and I think he’s a little tired of it.
I feel like I’m starting to settle into a very un-inspirational kind of existence…one without pictures, for lack of anything worth photographing. So, I’m going to do something about it. I’m starting a journey, one in which I will commit to taking at least one picture a day that I feel is worth posting on the internet. I will have to get creative with my surroundings, some days I may even have to go out and hunt for it, but I think it will be one of my more interesting adventures. You can see all of the pictures I post on this journey on my Project 365 page.