January 2016

February 02, 2016  •  3 Comments

3 times I've started a 365, each time failing. It wasn't the taking a picture a day that got me, I don't struggle much with that. It was the editing that I couldn't keep up on on. Soon a week would go by and I was sitting on 200-500(!!!!) images to go through and pick one a day. I would shoot all the time and then be overwhelmed with the whole process. 

Feeling like a 365 was out of reach, I knew something would need to change if I was ever going to attempt again. I needed to set a goal for my self, a purpose for doing this. I picked intent and growth.  Intent being the main motivator and growth being the outcome. I couldn't allow my self to continually snap random things all day in hopes of creating something worthwhile. I'm not knocking that, I learned so much about myself from that method. This time I just knew I needed to shoot with intent, and be forgiving of myself if the image isn't portfolio worthy, or perfect even. I don't put pressure on myself to capture a certain thing, but I do put thought into what I want to capture, if nothing is grabbing me that day I look for inspiration elsewhere, sometimes it's a technique that challenges me, and sometimes it's as simple as a word. Of course when good old fashioned inspiration comes knocking, I do my best to drop everything else and pick up my camera and answer. 

Here is my January, while I shot daily and stayed caught up on editing, I'm not ready to call this a 365 (366). We'll see what the year brings 

1.1 Getting Leia ready for bed 1.2 breakfast face 1.3 Look of Terror


Comments

Kaori Devine(non-registered)
Beautiful ERIN! I AM DOING THE SAME THING-POSTING ONCE A MONTH! GOOD LUCK! I LOVE YOUR PHOTOGRAPHY!
Jan Eastvold(non-registered)
Love, love, love your January pictures ~ Looking forward to February!!!!
Candace Lovett(non-registered)
January is finished on to February. From the looks of your work you are doing fantastic!
Love, Mom
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