Whoops, just seen what the date is. Nine days into the New Year and I’ve already
failed postponed Resolution Number Three.
The word ‘fail’ implies that I’ve given up, and dear reader, I haven’t given up. Not by a long shot. The first week into these challenges was always going to be difficult and I think it may take a few weeks to get into a regular routine. Bear with me!
My 365: the 2011 edition project, however, is happening. Nine days, 26 photos. I am running out of ideas, fast. Last night I wentover to Brighton, and ended on the pier. Having been told off for ‘taking photos of the machines’, I ventured along the cold promenade with the view to take some candid shots of people. The problem was, it was dark, and I am shy. I didn’t have the guts to ask people if I could take their photo and having to deal with the flash at the same time. So, again, I was taking photos of what was around me. The results were ok.
This week, the theme is ‘self-portrait’. I don’t take good photos, so this will be an interesting exercise for me. I’ve looking at what people have done on Flickr and there’s some really interesting ideas, mainly when people are not showing their faces.
I think the key is planning ideas/weekly themes for both this blog and Flickr. Another good piece of advice that I’ve read is to keep a calendar of events. This I can do, plus I am more comfortable taking photos of people in crowds as it means I can blend into the background, and, people expect cameras.
The other issue, is time. The past week has seen me scrabbling around for photos ideas at 9pm and not loading and posting them until 11pm. As a general rule, I don’t like being on the computer after 9pm, as it disrupts my sleep, and I do like my sleep.