There is something about a girl and her camera. The connection you get when you have it in your hands is something that is hard to explain. For some, a camera whether it be a phone camera, point and shoot or DSLR is just for snapshots. It’s just to capture a quick moment you don’t want to miss. And that’s great. But for some and I guess me, it’s more than that. I feel like I’m missing something when I haven’t used my camera for awhile. It’s like a part of me is missing and it doesn’t take long till I remember what part of me that is. It’s that camera, that extension of me. I start to feel a loss, a something is missing kind of feeling.
Missing My Camera
That’s how I’ve been feeling lately, and when I was chatting with a friend I realized that’s why I have been feeling the way I do. Funny how when you talk things out your realize things you hadn’t been able to figure out on your own.
I think I’ve only picked up my camera a handful of times since the year started. That’s not like me. I don’t like that.
So what am I going to do about it? I’m going to do what I did last year and do a photography challenge. It was so much fun and I learned so much. Last night I searched online and a simple google search came up with several options. Some of the photography challenges had tight deadlines and I’m sorry but life gets in the way sometimes and I just can’t make a commitment like that. My family comes first. My photography has to come after that.
With a little more searching I think I found the right challenge for me – The Photo Argus challenge. It’s a list of 50 challenges but the last one includes a series of three related photos so it will get me through the entire year.
It’s already March. I obviously have less time to get it all done. I am sure I will though. One of things I love about this challenge is that there is no deadline other than the end of the year. I can take my time, you know inspiration doesn’t hit on a weekly basis sometimes. The challenges can be done in any order. I work on whatever inspiration leads me to when it leads me there. I like that flexibility. That and I can give each photo my full attention rather than rushing it just to meet a weekly deadline. I don’t know about you but I don’t like putting something out there just to do it. I like giving everything I do, including photography my best effort.
Join along, it’s going to be fun. If taking photos isn’t your thing, then I hope you’ll follow along with me on Instagram where I’ll be sharing my photos as I meet these challenges head on. Not on Instagram, that’s ok, sign up for the newsletter and when I post them here on the blog you’ll know when they are up – the good ones, the bad ones and hopefully the out of this world awesome ones. Yeah, I’m totally hoping there’s at least one or two of those last ones.