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    • Such a short reply back! *sticks out tongue*
      Don’t worry, shortly after posting that response, I proceeded to stay awake for another two hours to write my entry. ::smiles::

      And now it’s morning, and time for a much needed caffeination!

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  1. I really love your stuff. It took me a few days to work out why, but I think I’ve got it. You captures qualities and not just images. I’d love to know how you do that. My photos, now matter how much I set up or what equipment I’ve used, just look like goodish happy snaps.

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    • It’s been some time now, but I believe this was the first thing I saw when I woke up this morning. So first off, thank you for that. ::smiles::

      Honestly, most of the photos in this set are from my 365 project, which was back in the day that I had a tiny, piece-o-crap Kodak Easyshare camera. It was a 16th birthday present gift from my grandparents. I honestly couldn’t tell you why I’d even asked for it- NO one in my family ever cared about or took photos. I cared very little for material things, and, at the time, if I had to choose something it just seemed right.

      It wasn’t until 2012, when making my 2nd attempt at 365 project, that I really put it to good use. I knew nothing about photography, yet I was absolutely in love with the idea of capturing moments in time in these tiny, permanent boxes. There’s nothing like being forced to take a photo a day to make you think outside the box.. quite literally. I had no fancy equipment, and wouldn’t have known what to do if I had. Still wouldn’t, in fact.

      It was about the 110th day that I really got good at it…
      Being in an unfamiliar state- Almost no local friends. My life was a mess. My 4 year relationship ruined. Everything was falling apart at my feet… But my photography.. My photo project.. I had that. I could control that.. So I took every emotion, every broken piece of my life, and put it into every single photo I could.

      I documented my life, myself.. My growth, as a person.. Within every photo was a piece of me. And the longer I did it, the easier it became. Since then I’ve gotten numerous compliments and comments on how ’emotional’ my work is. How ‘raw’ it feels. …This, I assume, is what you mean by “you capture qualities.”

      I couldn’t really tell you how I do it.
      It just kind of happens now. I’ll see something, or a moment will come, and I will just know instantly that I need to take a photo. I carry my camera everywhere with me because of this. And, I s’pose if this doesn’t help explain how to capture qualities, then maybe it’s not something that can be explained.

      C’est la vie, da?
      It’s late. I meant to write an entry, but I found myself here instead.
      So I’ll be waiting your reply when I wake. ::smiles::

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