At Least One Photo a Day
Over the last few days I have learned that photography is every bit as much about attitude as it is about skill, maybe even more so.
Similar to what writers go through now and then when they are faced with the challenge of writers’ block, I have had a few months here where I simply stopped seeing the beauty in the world around me.
I found it very difficult to even pick up my camera, let alone get out there and actually take some decent shots. The longer I waited to get back out there with my camera, the harder it became.
Fortunately, a good friend of mine challenged me to make a commitment to take one or more pictures every day for a while.
For some reason, if I didn’t look at it as a whole photo shoot, it suddenly seemed like something I could do. Heck yeah! I can promise just to take one or more pictures every day for a while.
As I headed out the door, I reminded myself it was no big deal. I could get one picture in about 5 minutes flat and be done with it.
My favorite person in the world to photograph is my daughter. She is a natural in front of the camera, and above all she has the patience of a saint when I get in a groove and want to keep on shooting, so I figured she would be perfect for this day.
We headed to the park in town and just started talking. Eventually I pulled out my camera and started looking at the world through my lens again, while she played on the jungle gym.
My promise to myself to take at least one picture turned into more than an hour as I began to remember how much I enjoy seeing my daughter smirk at me through the viewfinder while I keep trying for
the perfect outdoor portrait.
At least one photo a day, for 30 days. I can do this.
Small Business Marketing Consultant and Scenic Photographer
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