The thrill in having a camera lens as an extension of yourself~ is the opportunity it gives you to see too closely. Like visually feeling a delicious poem, or tasting yummy with your eyes~
I think it is beautiful.
Not one of these photos is perfect ~ but in capturing real life and light, they are beautiful to me. They are also my daily practice.
One of the ways I have grown as a photographer (and as a creative girl) this past year was by being brave enough to join a photography group. I knew the only way to get better was to put in the hard work. I was a shy onlooker and not sure if I could possibly have much to offer a real group, but I put on that brave hat one day in March and asked to join a really brilliant flicker group~ 52 Walks.
I decided at the beginning that I would be an active, consistent and encouraging member. I promised myself to at least try every challenge that was presented and work on new skills every week. Putting in the hours...
And it has been a blast.
If you want to be really good at something, it takes practice. Loads of practice. It may sound overwhelming or hard? Nope. Really when you get your head & heart involved, it is just playtime for adults...
* * * * *So, at the top of my list today (and yours, right?), "What are you going to work on today?"
If you are interested in a photography group - look at the one I adore~ 52 walks. Or pick a subject, place, interest you may find inspiring? You will laugh at my other favorite~ Obsessive Sheep Photographers (i am not kidding).
Love to you from the beautiful barnyard of life,