Someone took this picture of me, so it kinda doesn’t count. But I don’t care.
Okay, so I’m kinda slacking on this month. I am trying to procure a decent camera to use for at least part of this month so right now, I’m just using my iPhone camera. It’s not terrible, so that’s a plus. Also, I just installed a few photo apps including Instagram and PicFrame. I’ve only had a little bit to play around with them but they seem pretty awesome. Although I can’t figure out how to save a photo in Instagram without uploading it for everyone to see. This might be an issue in the future for sensitive material.
I’m looking at the blank screen and trying to think of an entertaining story as to why I chose photography as a focus this month. There are several reasons why this is something I’ve wanted to do… I want to make my blog more visually interesting (as I feel my words don’t always convey as much as a picture might.) I want to capture memories and have them forever. Photos, particularly digital, have no foot print and take up zero space in my life. They are an easy way to recall a moment, memory, or feeling. I look back at all the pictures of my life. When I held my baby sister, when my mom graduated college, when my nephew was born, when I partied in Vegas til 6am, when I ran a half marathon, when I met Tom Skeritt (that’s an inside joke for anyone who’s seen Ted.) The point is I look at these pictures and I remember where I was and what I was doing and how it felt. I know I’m not going to become an amazing photographer in thirty days, but if this month helps me to remember to take more picture then I’m in.