I am starting a new project or 50. I know it sounds crazy as busy as I seem to stay, but I feel like the best way to be the best photographer I can be is to continuously and actively learn as much as I can. I found a book that has 50 photo projects built to stretch me out of my photographic comfort zone by trying new things, taking risks and getting me in and out of digital vs. darkroom work. As many of you know, my background is in fine art photography where I specialized in alternative processes. I have continued to work in some of these mediums but want to stretch myself further. I always have had the mentality that I love photography so much that I want to never stop stretching myself and learning new things. My goal is to do this entire book of 50 projects that range from basic things like patterns and colors, to not so basic including infrared and alternative process printing.
I first thought I would try to do this book in the year of 2012. That would be approximately one project a week. The more I thought about it, I don’t want it to be something that stresses me out, or I don’t put the time into it needed to really learn from it. So I am at this point not giving myself that deadline but the goal is to just finish the book. Once I get a feel for the timing, I might give myself a deadline and if I think it is possible to get the most from it in one year, then I will do that!
I am so excited to blog about the projects and I am planning to do my first project today!
Project 1: Patterns
This project was pretty easy and fun, but definitely already got me thinking about different types of things. I have been looking for patterns everywhere I go, it made it easier to find one of these patterns in my own house. Some are obvious and some are more abstract. Can you guess what some of these close up pictures might be?
Project 2: Scantastic
I had a lot of fun with this project! This one the objective was to take picture, with my scanner. I had fun looking for stuff around my house to scan. Some things worked better than others (some experimentation not included). I love the way the 3d objects looked captured this way because the depth of field is so interesting! I think these images turned out looking rich and pretty cool!