It’s a new year and it’s time to make resolutions! Actually, my resolutions are rather perpetual: lose weight, be more active, spend more time with the kids, blah blah blah. I think that life assessments are an ongoing project, so I use that as an excuse to not make resolutions.
The sun sets on 2010.
Goals, however are a different matter. Of course, these should also be ongoing; when you reach a goal, make a new one!
I’ve given some thought to my photography goals for this year. I know I’m enjoying stretching my skills, and making some extra cash would be helpful as well.
Many of my photographic friends are starting project 365 or photo a day projects. These projects are very popular. I have mad a resolution to NOT do that this year. I gave it a try last year, and I didn’t always take a photo and then I felt guilty for not doing it. That is not the way to enjoy the craft.
So, this year I resolve to focus on developing my creative sense and the art of photography. For me, the technical aspects of how the camera works is easy for me, but the art is difficult. I’ve never considered myself an artistic person; I can’t draw worth crap, and creative accounting is generally frowned on. I’ve discovered some creativity within and I’m seeing the world a differently through my camera. The boyfriend says that I tend to focus on the details of a scene.
my son, on the computer
To that end I’ve embarked on a journey through a creative workshop called “The Slice of Life Project” led by the talented Darrah Parker, a Seattle-based photographer. Her focus is to capture the important parts of one’s life through the camera lens.
- My Fiestaware salt and pepper shaker always on my table.
I’m looking forward to the journey. I’m not sure where I will end up, but I know I will enjoy it.
Thanks for reading, friends!