One of the main goals that I’m striving towards this year is improving my photography skills. Even with the small amount of practice I gained in the last year, I think my photos are much improved from those that I initially took at the beginning of last January. I’ve been reading many other blogs discussing 365 projects where you choose a subject and then try to take a photograph a day related to it. So I’m going to try that with my subject being nature & macrophotography. The only way I’m going to get better at photography is practice, practice, practice and this project will hopefully motivate me to do just that. Now, I already know with my schedule I’m not going to be able to take a photo a day. Many days will be spent traveling or in the lab anxiously awaiting my PCR results. So my goal is to take 365 pictures – one for each day- but not necessarily spaced out one per day. If I take seven photos that I’m content with in one day, those seven will all count towards the goal.
The rules are simple:
1. Only pictures taken in 2013 apply.
2. A set of 365 macrophotographs will be compiled throughout the year.
So what do you think? Can I do this? If you’re interested in macrophotography, I encourage you to join me in this endeavor! We can motivate each other and see our growth and progress throughout the year. I’ll number each one of the photos that I consider as part of this challenge so you can keep track along with me.
Here are the first three photographs, which were taken on my new year’s day hike:
Happy New Year! Take that camera and get outside!