By now you may have noticed some changes on my blog. Or maybe you've noticed a lot of changes. Yes, over the holidays I've had a little extra time on my hands, so bit by bit I've been doing some tweaking here. I'm probably not done, but then again, will I ever be?
One of the new things you may have noticed is a tab at the top that says "365 days of Photos". If you've clicked on it, you would have read about my hair-brained idea for the new year.
I've never been big on new year's resolutions, and whether or not you call this a resolution, I have decided to embark on an adventure for the year of 2011.
I have put a lot of thought into this this idea, and I think I'm ready for the challenge. In 2010 I stepped out of "Automatic mode" on my camera, took a beginners photography class, and even began to learn how to use my DSLR camera. So now in 2011 I want to encourage what I have already begun to grow in. I've always loved looking at photos, and I've always loved taking photos. I asked for a camera for birthdays or for Christmas for years as a child, and finally was given one on for my 21st birthday. That camera was dragged all over the world and captured countless memories from Romania, Austria, Thailand, India, and of course America. But they were pretty much all snap shots. Taking photos is something I've always enjoyed doing, but now I'm learning the art of photography.
So in order to challenge myself to keep learning and growing, I intend to pick up my camera and hit the shutter at least once every day. I intend to take the things I have learned, and to improve on them. It might not always be easy. There may be days when I need to give myself a little grace. But I'm excited to see where this adventure takes me. Literally! So check back here as usual, but also check on the "365 days of Photos" tab (and even follow that page separately from this one) to see what kind of adventures I've been on with my camera. Should be fun!
You can be looking for my first photo to be taken on January 1, 2011.