I think the way I paint is indicative of this. I pick out a color and get ready to paint a room only to get bored before a whole wall is complete. And that was just with my bathrooms. That is how my hobbies end up - half done, almost complete, so close to finished that I should just finish them but...I can't find the motivation.
And that was high school photography class. I wanted to be great and I wanted to be great right then and there without putting in the work. As you can guess, I didn't do much photography beyond that class.
Last year I bought a fancy camera, more determined than ever to LEARN....and then I got frustrated because I wasn't great right away. However, this year I am determined to get better. Aside from being signed up for a class that starts next month, I am also doing a monthly photo challenge with my new work friend, Katy.
For each challenge we pick our top 5 photos and give them to each other on a flash drive. Then we each pick one of the other person’s photos and edit it in Light room – that way we are also learning the software.
January’s challenge – the unnoticed.
I think I spent more time looking FOR unnoticed things than actually focusing on the picture taking skill. The unnoticed is a difficult topic because I would notice things but wasn’t sure if it fit the bill. Did other people notice these things? Then I kept thinking that maybe the unnoticed is really the ignored or forgotten.
So – here are my top five photos for January.
|Kind of hard NOT to notice this one|
|Not unnoticed/ignored, despite what he may say. I just thought it was a good pic. Isn't he handsome?|