I’m so glad you’ve stopped by. I have so much stuff to share. Stuff that has nothing to do with my business. It’s all about my kids, my “day” job, other interests….there’s even going to be some photography stuff here. There are things that I do with my photography that have nothing to do with my business. I really do have the best job in the world. I love what I do so much that I bring my job home. It’s not an 8-5 that I leave behind at the end of the work day.
I nearly always have some kind of personal project going. Currently, I have two. The first is a 365. What’s that? Well, it’s a project that involves taking a picture every day of the year. Thousands of people do them. They can either follow a group or do it themselves. This year, I am following Project Life 365 by Design Aglow. A theme for each day is announced and I take a photo that fits that theme. I am limiting myself to using my iPhone and Instagram for this project. It forces me to use everything I know about composition and focus with the bare minimum of equipment. I’ll be making posts to get caught up with the pictures I’ve taken so far. In addition to taking the photos, I am using the opportunity to journal about what’s going on in my life at the time. Some are novels. Some, just a few words. Some may simply include the hash tags for the project.
The second project I’m working on is a lot more important. I recently met an amazing lady named Michele Longabaugh. Michele has cancer. She has been fighting it for a couple of years. You can read her story on her blog. She even blogged about how we met and concocted this project. The project is simply photojournaling her fight. Michele is providing me with thoughts and journals of her own to go with each “session” we have. At the end of the year, we will put together a book for her. We will do this every year. What if she lives 20 years? Awesome!! I will be happy to continue this project as long as we both so desire it. I hope it does go 20 years. Or longer. As long as I’m able to push the shutter release, I will be there for Michele. It’s brand new. But I’m so excited. I can’t wait to see how it grows.
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