January 31: One month retrospective
I read Billie's retrospective on her Project 365, and thought it was such a great idea that I'm going to copy her here.
I was looking over my photos so far (I don't have it in me to copy Billie's montage right now!), and I see a couple of themes, but fewer than I expected. I know that I love taking pictures of people, and along with that, I love my 70-300mm lens. Sometimes I wish I could ask people to pose for me, but I think that I actually like getting the surprise shot. More recently I've discovered that I think night photography is really cool, but to do it right, I need to get serious with a tripod. I guess I'll wait for it to get a little warmer for that!
I've discovered that I find still-lifes and product photography to be pretty difficult. Some people have a great sense of how to get an interesting perspective on an object, but I struggle with that. I wonder—does that mean I should practice, or focus on what I like?
Most notably, and somewhat regrettably, I've developed a snobbish attachment to my dSLR, and I don't like using the Powershot A95 anymore. When I first conceived of the project, I thought it would be more about documenting my life in photos, but now I'm thinking of it as a unique opportunity to develop my photography skills. I wonder if my opinion on that will change as the charge to continue taking photos every day presses on.
Thanks to everyone for following along so far, and I'm looking forward to continuing!