I feel like lately, I've been spreading my wings into the dark a lot. A few months ago, I was given a camera and sent to France with only the hopes of crisp pictures. I never thought I'd be flipping through photography guides, books and blogs.. trying to follow countless tutorials on new techniques and editing photos (which, honestly, I hate to do).
Today, I started an inspiration journal. A place to keep photos, projects, goals, blog addresses, favorite manual settings, Aperature preset forums. Something to keep me accountable, something to make sure that this "OH point and click" becomes a more thought out and deliberate process.
In the meantime, the Easter Bunny made my goals a bit easier with a beautiful (and tall) tripod, tucked behind a basket of healthy-gluten-free goodies (yum!). This week, I will be shooting photos of the Blue Heron and our food to recompose our webpage. I'm working on making myself reliable, one step at a time.
I don't really expect to work miracles, to make something big of this but if one day, I can photograph my children like Kelle Hampton or Beth Fletcher, well, it'll be worth the while. I like the idea of freezing time. Of capturing light filled with memories. My mom always made it a point to get everything on film (35mm, developed, in a canister). If you don't believe me, I have a hundred page scrapbook to prove it. Now, I'm trying to make sure that the rest of my life is so meticulously recorded.
I'll fly away on a trip to your heart.