Weekly Photo Challenge – Resolved.
This year I have resolved to take one photograph every day for 365 days. This is photograph 4 of 365. I hadn’t thought to post them to my blog but perhaps I should start to do that.
Also, I have resolved to try to learn about taking nice portrait shots so that I can get lots of lovely images of my children and put them on the wall. I have been very lazy about printing my photographs off. Mostly because I want to decorate the house first.
I haven’t looked into portraits yet because the whole complexity of the lighting is something I haven’t had time to get too involved in but you know, not all photographs have to be ‘perfect’. It has always been more about the emotion or story behind a shot that has been much more important to me than technical ability, contrast and correct exposure. I think you can lose an opportunity if your mind is constantly on all of that stuff. Earlier I glanced over at my daughter, she was lay on the floor reading on her laptop. The light from the screen had reflected back onto her face and she was engrossed in the story she was reading. She looked so lovely so I got down at her level and took a photograph. Luckily for me my children are so used to me doing things like that they don’t stop what they are doing and look up. They just totally ignore me!
I much prefer candid shots of people and I have a passion for looking at street photography so my third resolution is to do more street photography.
Also to try to learn a bit from each photo. In this one the light of the laptop was shining upwards to her face. I do love the photograph but there is a lot of fine hair on display here especially around the nose area. I think that the angle I shot it at must have been wrong but I really wanted to get her eyes in the shot so I shot it as I did. Now I must resolve to learn how to shoot this kind of shot and for that not to happen… Meh, another one to add to my list!
So there are my three, no… four resolutions. See how I have managed to make them something that I will enjoy? Less chance of failure. ;-P