I spoke last week about setting photographic New Year’s resolutions.
You know the ones, like get in more pictures with my kids (instead of TAKING them all the time).
I am so guilty of taking all the family photos that there will probably little documented proof I ever existed when the family looks back on our lives!
So this week’s theme is: My Photography Resolution.
Because once it’s in writing, you HAVE to do it, right?!
Stuck for ideas? Here are a few:
1. Get in front of the camera.
Step out from behind it and get into the record of your life.
It doesn’t matter if the photo isn’t perfect or ‘how I would take it’ (I have thought that so so many times!), or that you’re not the weight you want to be or your hair isn’t done. The important thing is YOU are in it.
In years to come your kids won’t care that you didn’t have your make up done or you hadn’t shaved (the men, obviously); they will care that you are there in the shots and part of the memories.
2. Improve your photography skills
It could be as simple as improving your composition to switching from auto to manual.
Look around at other photos and see what you like and see if you can mimic that. And then take it another step and see if you can improve on it or give it your own slant.
Of course the best way to improve your photography, no matter what challenge you set yourself, is to practice practice practice.
3. Photograph the details
We all take pictures of the ‘big’ things; birthdays, births, first this, first that.
But what about the little things that go to make your life what it is? The books you read, the curls on your child’s head, the garden you spend all your time in, your favourite shoes, your favourite spot in the house, muddy shoes because you walk a lot, the dog’s lead curled up on the work surface. Get right into the details of what makes you you.
So, if you want to join in with The Gallery and showcase your photos, come back on Wednesday and when my Gallery post goes up, add a link to your post on the Linky below mine.
The link stays open until the following Tuesday so you have plenty of time to join in.
Remember, The Gallery isn’t about technically brilliant photos. It’s about rediscovering photos; both old and new.
It’s about sparking your imagination, being inspiring – and inspiring others.
And absolutely ANYONE can join in.
Also, if you’re linking up to The Gallery then try to visit as many of the other entries as you can to see what they’ve come up with. Say hi, discover new people, welcome them in when they discover you.
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