I'm on a bit of a black-and-white kick lately. Mostly because of the recent snowfall (which wasn't really that unusual, as much as I want to complain about it), but also because... I just really like shooting for black-and-white. It changes my process, in a good way.
About two weeks ago, I picked up set of cheap clip-on lenses for my phone. They’re nothing fancy, but they’re a fun little toy—especially the macro lens.
It’s the end of March! And, since it’s also the end of the first quarter of 2019, this feels like a particularly significant creative check-in. I’m trying to focus on 90-day goals this year, or at least breaking down my bigger goals into smaller milestones, and… well, the end of March is my first big deadline of the year.
So, after a very good batch of photos, the last ten days have been… pretty average. There’s one or two that I’m very happy with, and a couple that I’m very much not happy with.
This was the first week (I’m using the word ‘week’ loosely, just work with me here) in which I was genuinely happy with (almost) every single photo I took. In fact, this week includes one of my very favourite photos ever. (Not the oranges. That's just my favourite for this post.)
So that’s nice!
I’ve been using my instant cameras a little more often, which is a lot of fun, but… it’s weird.
In a lot of ways, February is when my real work starts—even in a good year, it takes me a few weeks to find my routines and start moving forward again with my writing, or photography, or… whatever.
This year, February has been a very good month.
I was all ready to say I’d made it through ten days without falling back on a cat photo… but then I realized I did take a picture of Lucy.
Ah well. What’s the internet for, if not cat photos?
This is where things start to get tricky. I’ve been taking photos every day for three weeks, and… I’m starting to run out of ideas.
I was genuinely nervous to start this 366 project. Like… if I hadn’t announced it here, I might have backed out at the last minute. I was tempted.
But I’m so glad I got over myself and started.