Two months in, 59 photos total, 306 photos to go. Common themes are emerging: close-ups, food, nature, natural lighting. Food and nature are easy fall-backs, it seems, especially when life gets in the way. I have seen improvement in those types of shots, though, and there is always more to learn. Still, I’d like to experiment with different kinds of photography and get outside my comfort zone. It’s all a matter of finding or making the time to learn new techniques and then get out there and try them.
Make a light box. This tutorial makes it look pretty straightforward (and cheap), and my brother-in-law has made one before, so I have the resources at my fingertips. This will allow me to experiment with lighting and shoot a different variety of objects.
Shoot landscapes and cityscapes. The cityscapes will be easier to obtain since I live in a city, but I hope to take a few day trips this spring and summer in search of landscape shots. Here’s a helpful guide I’ll be sure to refer to.
Spend more time looking at other people’s work. When I do this, it gives me new ideas and inspiration–something you can never have too much of. I bought a small notepad this month so I could jot down photo ideas as they come to me. This makes those days when I’m lacking creativity just a bit easier.
Favorite February shots:
Day 33: Alley cat
Day 39: Abstract
Day 48: Cherry blossoms