Sunday, 31 January 2010

January Reflections

I have successfully completed the first month of my Project 365.
'Stranded' is my favourite of January's pics.
(I like the use of perspective & aperture & light/shadow.
And the fact that the Lego man was just chilling on top of the photo frame, unstaged. )

I felt that 'Tottenham Court Road Underground' and 'Red Brick Curves and See-Through Rectangles'
were the most visually interesting photos:

I have taken fewer GOOD/impressive photos than I would have liked.
The three below are (imo) the lamest photos I took:

This photo was, conceptually, a nice idea but it was poorly executed:


I'm looking forward to February. I think I might start to follow a weekly theme in my photos.
Watch this space.

031 - Red brick curves & see-through rectangles (Brixton)

030 - CD rack

Saturday, 30 January 2010

Thursday, 28 January 2010

Wednesday, 27 January 2010

Tuesday, 26 January 2010

026 - Random Act Of Kindness at the Station (iPhone photo)

I like this photo because at the exact moment I snapped the pic, a fast train whoooshed into frame. I mostly like this photo because it shows the date that I experienced ARK or a random act of kindness. The travel card is special because it was given to me by a kind stranger who's generousity lifted my spirit and made a shit day brighter.

Monday, 25 January 2010

Sunday, 24 January 2010

Saturday, 23 January 2010

Friday, 22 January 2010

Wednesday, 20 January 2010

Sunday, 17 January 2010

Thursday, 14 January 2010

Wednesday, 13 January 2010

Tuesday, 12 January 2010

Monday, 11 January 2010

Sunday, 10 January 2010

010 - Contrived Reading Pose

The school librarians gave all members of staff a children's fiction book to read and review over the Christmas break. We were asked to take a picture of ourselves reading the book to encourage the kids to read "just like their teachers do..."
I had requested a copy of "Al Capone Does My Shirts" by Gennifer Choldenko (you should read it!) to be ordered into the library and was given that to read.
I am SUCH a role model. *rolls eyes*

Saturday, 9 January 2010

Thursday, 7 January 2010

Sunday, 3 January 2010

Friday, 1 January 2010

001 - New year; New journal

Project 365

One of my New Year's Resolutions is to complete a Project 365.
Hopefully I'll become a better photographer in the process. That's kind of the point for me.

Follow the link below to understand what Project 365 is about, why people do it and advice on completing one.

Project 365: How to Take a Photo a Day and See Your Life in a Whole New Way Photojojo:
"Imagine being able to look back at any day of your year and recall what you did, who you met, what you learned… (Often we find it hard to remember what we did just yesterday or even last night, let alone a whole year ago!)

1)Your year-long photo album will be an amazing way to document your travels and accomplishments, your haircuts and relationships. Time moves surprisingly fast.
2)Taking a photo a day will make you a better photographer. Using your camera every day will help you learn its limits. You will get better at composing your shots, you’ll start to care about lighting, and you’ll become more creative with your photography when you’re forced to come up with something new every single day."