24 April 2012

on inspiration

I've had an awfully hard time getting and being inspired lately. I look at the photos I'm taking and am not happy with what I see. Sometimes I wonder if photography is over for me, if it was just another one of those silly hobbies, but then I shake it off because I couldn't ever imagine living without it. I look at my photos from last spring and summer when photography was so new to me and dozens of photos were taken each day and am in love with my images. Maybe it's the gloomy weather, maybe it's because I've been busy, or maybe it's just a phase, but I haven't been feeling it for a loooong time.

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I've been thinking a lot about whether or not to start some kind of photo-a-day project. Not so much a 365, but maybe a month-long photo-a-day or for the length of summer. I kind of blamed my last 365 for stealing my inspiration because when I so badly needed to put the camera down for a few days, I couldn't. Eventually I got too stressed out and the project ended, which is why I'm a little hesitant to start another. 

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Have you ever done a month-long photo-a-day? A summer one? I'd love to hear your thoughts and ideas on how to stay inspired!

xoxo - hope

4 comments :

  1. my summer photo-a-day project was so much fun! there's lots more to be inspired about in the summer, in my opinion, and I cheated on a few days but just let it go because I wasn't working towards a set number of photos, just one to represent all my favorite memories of summer. you should definitely try it! :)

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  2. this part...."Sometimes I wonder if photography is over for me, if it was just another one of those silly hobbies, but then I shake it off because I couldn't ever imagine living without it." gah. this is me right now, described in one sentence! :)

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  3. For me, I am a to-do list person, so my 365 has really helped me to pick up my camera and be creative, but I know that's not how everyone works. I have done a month long challenge before and it was stretching to get the different photos. Just keep trying!

    Blessings,
    Emily.

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  4. I personally haven't but my friends have taken part in the photo a day challenge. I love it! Always something to look forward to seeing. Feel like i'm taking a peek into their day, which is nice.

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