Sunday, January 2, 2011

New year, new love...

This is my cousin with his new wife. Well, they've been married for a while now but this is the first time most of us have met her so she's new to us. She's lots of fun and so is he so they make a great couple! I love this shot because it was a candid moment in between the posed shots we did for the family.

Help me choose!

I live in a rural midwest town and they have a photography contest yearly that I would like to enter. I have chosen 10 shots that I think would work well for this, I have others that are favorites of mine, but I think these are my shots that would most suit this contest. I'll number them, tell me your two favorites. Any comments are welcome!



Happy New Year!

So, with the new year comes new paths for my photography and life. I doubt I'll be posting every day or much at all anymore as I feel like I accomplished what I wanted with the 365 challenge. I wanted to focus on my photography and take pictures every day, and I did! I still do, almost every day. I learned a great deal, which was something important to me, and I don't think I would have learned so much without the challenge. But, I have found the process of having to do it and find something new and interesting every day becoming tedious. I don't really feel bad about this, when I talked to my photography forum friends most of them agree that a whole year is nearly impossible and many of them felt they got a lot out of of similar challenges, even if they didn't make it the whole year.

BUT, it's not over, I just don't want to feel the need to find a shot when I may not have the time or I'm working on something else, like editing a shoot for a client. Then I feel like I'm just taking a shot of something random instead of something meaningful, just to get something posted.

What I would like to do, however, is start the new year with a poll for some shots that I'm considering entering in a contest this spring in our little town. I'll make a separate post for that!