I decided to practice a few things today by giving myself an assignment. I want to find textures in every day environments and capture them. So I brought out my macro lens and just kept shooting.
Here's my two favorite from today. With this first one, I'm trying to see light in new ways... and at the same time I'm loving the texture in my friend's lips hehehe.
This one was taken at Barnes & Noble. I walked around and found this texture in a bookshelf. Beauty is all around us, and I'm going to work harder to find it.
Today I read Jasmine Star's very first blog posts from when she just started out as a wedding photographer 4 years ago. It was so inspiring. She basically made something from nothing and now is one of the top wedding photographers in the world. I think I really admire how she laid out her goals for both herself and everyone to know. Her blog is raw, personal, HONEST. She knew she wanted to pursue this dream, and told the world how she wished to hang with the big guns, so to speak. I followed her words as she talked of experiences that she never thought would happen to her, meeting big shot photographers, and then second shooting with photographers she only dreamed of meeting! But she called it. From the very beginning, she said what she wanted and she made it happen.
My dreams may not be quite as big as hers, or even as clear cut, but I wanna put them out here too. I want to be honest. I want to be a successful wedding and family photographer. I want to capture people's happiness and joy in the photographs that I take. I want to be creative, innovative, and distinct. I want to find my own style. I know with God's help, I can achieve this. I've gotten this far, having started my business this past February.. and I'm committed. I'm ready to go all or nothing. I have so much to learn, but I'm gonna do my best. After all, that's all you CAN do. You don't know unless you try.