Saturday, January 02, 2016

Happy New Year!

Wishing all a prosperous and Happy New Year!

This a chance to start anew all the things you want to do... whether it is to get healthy, to change some aspect of your life... or like me, to try... really hard... to get back to working and photographing every day.

I have fallen behind on the Year of Jewelry Project... not that I didn't do the challenges, but that I fell behind in taking photos of the work. I just don't have time to set up a light box, or sometimes even to set up the camera... and sometimes, just sometimes... I just don't want to take a photo... I know, right? that's pretty lazy.

In this day and age of photo ability of phones becoming so wonderful... clear, concise photos, that we should all be able to take a pic easily and quickly... but not me. I have such a hard time figuring out the phone... and my son usually is using it.. he's 13... and he's really excited to use a smart phone..Me. not so much. I don't enjoy using new technology.  I am just finally getting used to using the digital camera that I have... Actually, have several... and I just don't enjoy them so much. I loved the old 35mm that took such wonderful, crisp, clear photos... and the actual enjoyment of taking a photo, and having the anticipation of waiting for it to be developed.... oh, what a wonderment it was to see the image taking shape right before your eyes... Or... waiting for them to come back at the photo lab... counting the days, or hours... then down to minutes of when they would be ready...

Yep, I am that old...

I had a Polaroid camera when I was a kid... which meant instant pictures... not the instant that we know today, where you see the image as soon as you take it... but the kind that it pushed out the layers of photo, you waited for something like three minutes, having to keep the film warm or it took longer... and then carefully peeling back the protective layer to expose the picture, that may or may not be in focus...

I loved that camera... but to tell the truth? I never took a good photo with it.

They either turned out fuzzy, too dark, too light... or make people look really hard and sharp... I just never figured it out.

Soooooo

I have fallen behind on the YOJ project, and I signed up to try it again, but figured that it is kind of a waste of time if I don't take pictures of the work, right?

So... I also started the Photo a Day Challenge...

I know... adding fire to the flame?

How on earth can a person take a photo a day if they can't even do it weekly?

Well... that is the whole challenge, n'est pas?

I am going to settle down to a routine, and try really hard, with the New Year's Resolution that I am making... and try really hard to take a photo a day... sticking to the challenge prompts, but also setting up the light box in a place that it can stay, year round...so that I can take quick and easy jewelry photos, and that I can experiment as well... that would be nice.

Along with this resolution, I also vow to try to print more of my photos. It is really sad that I don't have even a small percentage of photos printed... a real travesty, actually.

So, if you would like to join along with the Photo a Day Challenge, you don't have to have a blog, you can post on social media using the hashtag and the phrase TheIdeaRoom (which would be #theidearoom ) and would be the way other people in the challenge can see your work... and you can tag the creator of this challenge Amy Huntley as @theidearoom, which will tag her on instagram and twitter.

You can join me on my photographic journey at Photo a Day Challenge 2016.

January 1, 2016 Celebrate!

January 2, 2016~~Bokeh