Well, today is the last day of my month of intense photo-taking. Thirty days ago I challenged myself to take 10,000 pictures in the month of November, hoping that I would improve my photography skills along the way. In terms of quantity, I think I bit off more than I could chew. I didn’t hit my 10,000 photo target, taking only 6,155 photos (as of last night) in the past 30 days. However, my camera handling skills have improved dramatically during this time, and, while I still forget from time to time, I now bring my camera with me almost everywhere I go.
On the back end, I’ve finally developed a workflow for organizing and processing my photos on the computer, which is something I desperately needed to do. While I still have a lot of room for improvement, there’s no question I’ve made some strides towards developing my editing chops, and my photos reflect that (not that you would know!).
And, while I didn’t achieve my quantity goal, I do think this project has helped me to become a better photographer overall, and I am grateful for that.
I’m most grateful for finally creating a blog to highlight some of my photos. Posting my photos, reading your responses and sharing my pictures with the wider world has been more fun than I imagined. Again, this is an idea I had been toying with for a while, so I’m glad this project gave me the nudge I needed to finally make it happen.
Now for the “thank yous.” First, I really need to thank Lynn, who is the real (evil) genius behind this project. I’m so glad she encouraged me to embrace my inner creativity and then actually devised a framework to help me achieve it. Lynn, I am forever indebted to you. I’m proud of her for achieving her writing goal, earning the title of 2011 NaNoWriMo Winner.
And thanks to all of you for your support and encouragement this month. Thank you for reading the blog and taking the time to leave a comment or two. I need to thank the subjects of my photos most of all, for your patience and understanding as I snapped your photo at least a couple of (hundred) times.
With all of that said, let’s get back to the photos. Here are some more selections from “the homelife.” Some of my favorite photos I’ve taken this month are the ones I’ve snapped inside our apartment. I hope you enjoy them: