So, only recently, I discovered that two women I know locally have blogs. Very recently. As in, a week ago.
Of course, being the
It took me about two.eight seconds to decide this was a challenge I wanted to take for myself as well. As someone who loves photography, I have dozens, hundreds, probably thousands or even TENS of thousands of photos of my family. And like most people who enjoy photography, I am reliably BEHIND the camera at all times, and rarely in a picture myself. Hopefully, this will change that.
For my scrapbook friends, I intend to print out every picture this year (I'm starting this challenge two weeks late but will make those up) and put them in a simple slip-sleeve album with a brief description of the challenge on the opposing page. By the end of the year, I should have a (hopefully unique) "Year at a Glance" album, without a lot of work or planning.
So, without further ado, let me introduce the first of a weekly series ......
SPT Challenge for January 20, 2009:
"Take more photos of me, doing something new."
The "new" thing I'm doing in this photo? Taking a pause while taking NEW pictures of the kids for their NEW passports.
PS. Ironically, this simple challenge might require a whole new camera for me. A self-portrait is almost impossible with the camera I have now. I realize I'm a weakling, but I can't hold the camera and heavy telephoto/zoom lens up, angle the camera appropriately, focus, and take the photo with only one hand. Apparently, one puny little butterfly princess hand. I think a simple point-and-shoot digital might be in my future.