Photo Projects for 2013
While you’re thinking about your new year’s resolutions, have you given thought to your photo projects for 2013? I’m sure you’ve heard of Project 365 where you take a picture every day. I have to be honest – I found that too hard to complete and rather than taking pictures that were important and relevant, I was LOOKING, sometimes frantically, for something to take a picture of. Seriously, did I really think a picture of a door knob would be something that would knock my socks off? I’d look at it and say, “Oh yeah, 2012 was an awesome year! Just look at my door knob!” Or my cup of coffee? Ah, the memories. You get my point.
So I offer you a challenge: instead of taking 365 new pictures, why not use the pictures you already have? You know the ones I’m talking about. Those that are either sitting in boxes in your basement or the digital images still stuck on that memory card in your camera. DO SOMETHING WITH THEM. Get them in albums or scan them and create a digital album to share with family and friends. Whatever it takes, just do it! You can grab a picture a day and get caught up on that back log. (If you need help getting a handle on it, give us a call!)
Now don’t get me wrong – I’m not saying don’t take pictures in 2013. I’d probably go into cardiac arrest if you told me I couldn’t take pictures! I’m suggesting using what you already have as inspiration. Don’t just point and shoot (promise me there will be no door knob pics!). Challenge yourself to get a little creative and make your pictures for 2013 meaningful, like recreating a picture that was taken years ago. My husband’s cousin and wife, who were high school sweethearts, recently did just that and told me I could share it here:
What a beautiful couple! Their daughter posted this picture on Facebook and typed, “You kind of have to believe in soul mates when this picture exists.” Exactly. And now their children have a wonderful keepsake of their parents. I can see this picture taken again in 20 years and again 20 years after that! See the meaning? Of course you do!
We’ll be posting more suggestions and ideas for photo projects in 2013 in the next week so be sure to stop back for more ideas!