(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

Day 365 Roxy's Overexposed

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.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Day 364 Magnolia Blossom

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.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Day 363 Rocks

A trip downtown for night photography was rained out, and quite frankly, I'm exhausted. Shot these small stones that surround a candle on the dining room table.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Day 362 Trashed

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Day 361 Bronco Billy

A trip to Midtown. Thankfully this gentleman posed with Bronco Billy who lost his eye to a roaming pit bull attack.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Day 360 At Home Sick

The first day all year I was too sick to do anything. Woke up with an inner ear thingy and spent the day mostly sleeping, then watching All The President's Men...

Monday, April 7, 2014

Day 359 Dave Adams & Sadie

Dave Adams, who does my framing, has a puppy mill rescue dog named Sadie. They graciously posed for me today.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Day 358 Alley

Took some inspiration from the workshop to try something new with Lightroom and overexposure... Not sure if I like the cropped or uncropped version best.

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Day 357 Light & Creativity Workshop Presenters

Had a better day with the flash at the workshop, although this shot was outside without flash. But, I feel better about using it. Leo Lubow, left, and Rick Sammons.

Friday, April 4, 2014

Day 356 Chip

Struggled with flash at the Camera Club dinner for tomorrow's speakers. My shot of HCC member, Chip Cain, was the best of the evening...