Woo hoo! It’s Week 26 of 52, Hump Week. I’ve made it halfway!
I’m already a better photographer at this point than I was last year. Why? Because I’ve made it this far. Stick-to-it-iveness someone once called it.
So what’s this shadow shot got to do with it? Well, given that it was a brilliantly-bright day I needed to think a bit differently to find interesting things to shoot that weren’t at risk of being blown out. As Lilly was playing on the swings and I was trying different settings and angles, I looked down and saw the shadows being cast and started focusing on those.
I wouldn’t say I’ve grown by leaps and bounds in the past 6 months, but there is definitely some progression. It may be difficult to see that with one image per week being shown to the general public (especially when I have racked up over 8000 shots in 6 months). Hell, *I* can’t always see it, because I have so many images to look at still. But there are some that jump out right away with that “Ooo!” factor, and one of those often ends up being in my Project 52.
Still, there is so much to learn and practice. Oh, don’t by any stretch take that as a complaint. I’m a geek at heart. Photography for me in the digital age is the best of both worlds: Geek out over the technology, and encourage the Muse to visit me to instill creativity once again.
Now that I have a fully functional copy of Lightroom (A Father’s Day gift from my *very* supportive wife. Thank you!) I am going to dig in deeper to the post-processing side of things. In fact, you may see some additional posts this week because I have some really cool images that I want to share.
So, what’s next for the second half?
More pics! (Duh )
Seriously, though, I’m not sure. So far I’ve been kind of playing it loose. Just shoot things as I can. But with summer vacation coming, who knows? Perhaps there’ll be a whole album with my unwilling model (aka Lilly). At some point I’d like to start making large prints of some of my work (ideally to sell). I guess we’ll just have to see what happens. Thanks for all of your comments and encouragement thus far. Although this Project 52 is for me, it’s nice to have the support from friends and family.