(At least a) Photo a Day
On April 13, 2013, I attended the Harrisburg Camera Club's Light and Creativity workshop. John Barclay's afternoon presentation, "Imagine, Create, Believe," was a call to action for all budding (and perhaps seasoned) photographers to keep producing work that you love, to not give up, and most of all, to put your own unique vision into your work. The presentation was a pep talk I needed to hear, and so inspiring was it, that I've decided to take on a one-year project of producing a photo a day regardless of how I may feel, of what the weather is like or any one of a hundred excuses I make for myself to justify not going out with my camera. So, on this blog, I'm going to produce (at least) one photo a day for the next year. Joining the camera club has helped me grow as a photographer, and this should help even more.
Sunday, April 13, 2014
Well, this is it... the last day of my year-long project. I headed downtown to have brunch with a friend to celebrate. My photo goal for today was to re-shoot some locations for my "overexposed" sub-project. After a year of this, I suppose I should be tired. I suppose I should be thinking of how else I want to spend my time. But I'm not tired, and I still want to spend my time taking photographs. Maybe not everyday, but certainly while the weather is warm, several times a week. Photography, unlike painting or writing, gets me out of the house with other people. During this year, I've made new friends, people who share the same interests and want to spend time taking photographs as well. I don't see that ending just as I don't see this project ending.
Posted by Karen Commings at 1:48 PM
Saturday, April 12, 2014
Ironically, it was while photographing magnolia blossoms on April 14th of last year that I committed to this photo a day project. Now on day 364, I shoot another one, this in the Historic Harrisburg Cemetery prior to their tree tour. One more photo to go, although I suspect this project will never be over.
Posted by Karen Commings at 2:15 PM