So, we bought our D90 just over two years ago. Â We didn’t take it off “Auto” settings until I took an Intro to Photography class about 6 months later. Â I took my second Intro to Photography class a year after that. Â We just invested in our second lens a couple weeks ago. (By that I mean that The Mr. bought me a new lens for my birthday). Â In this slow progression, I do feel my photography has improved, but it’s no where NEAR where I would like it to be.
If you ask any photographer he/she will tell you that the only way to get better at it is to shoot, shoot, and shoot some more. Â Shoot CONSTANTLY. Â So that’s what I’ve got to do if I truly want to build and learn to flex my photography muscle. Â I’ve got to shoot daily. Â I’ve pledged to complete a 365 project before, but unfortunately failed to see it through. Â This time, though, I mean business. Â As it’s early June, halfway through the year, it seems like as good a time as any to start project like this. Â Sort of a Half-Year Resolution, if you will. Â New Year’s Resolutions are SO CLICHE anyway. Â 😉
I’m a big fan of the Shutter Sisters. Â Each month always have a monthly “Picture _____ ” project going. Â The blank is usually filled with a word that allows for creative expression and interpretation in shooting. Â You know “Picture Hope” or “Picture Summer” or “Picture Discovery.” Â Well this month, thanks to Xanthe’s inspiration, the assignment is to shoot color. Â Starting today each weekday has been assigned a different color. Â Those who wish to participate are challenged to seek it out and shoot it. Â Here’s the schedule.
Looks fun, doesn’t it? Â Anyone want to join me?
I was first introduced to this concept by Nichole from Little Brown Pen.Â She mastered it while shooting all over Paris and now has a book to show for it.Â Â While I’m certainly not expecting a book deal from this project, I’m definitely going to use this opportunity to kick off my own little Project 365 – for real this time and see what I can do. Â Check back and I’ll show you the finished color project at the end of the month!