As I've read more over the last few weeks about how to improve my pictures, my interest in photography has grown so much. There is so much to think about when taking a picture, like lighting, composition, background and styling - things I had never thought about before when taking pictures. I was firmly in the simple point-and-shoot camp and frankly, most of my pictures were boring. I don't just want my pictures to look nice - I want them to be interesting.
Yesterday morning, I looked out the window at the gorgeous early morning sunshine and decided I had to go outside and take a picture or two. I've never had that compulsion before - especially not on a weekday when I'm usually frantically trying to get out the door to get to work.
I have so much to learn, but I'm really looking forward to experimenting with taking pictures and becoming a better photographer. I thought I should give myself some direction in this new self-improvement adventure of mine, so I thought I would do one of those 30-day photography challenges that I have been seeing online. There is one on Positively Present with a gratitude theme and I thought that would be a good one to try. I hope it will help my photography skills and also remind me take the time to document things and to be thankful for all of the wonderful things I have in my life. This will be fun!