03 January 2012
Portraiture & Melodies
I've been snapping a lot of photos of myself in the mirror. That sounds so self-indulgent, but what I'm attempting to do is strengthen my ability to take portraits. This photo is obviously unfocused, which irrationally annoys me. (Let go, Kayla).
Even though I opted out of any real resolutions, my one steadfast (and ongoing) goal for the new year is continuous growth and development in my photography skills. I've spent the past several months getting to know my camera, messing around with settings, and capturing my surroundings to share here. I want to take a class, or maybe even attend a workshop, and eventually invest in a new lens. I received a Holga 35mm film camera for Christmas. I'm excited to give that a go as well.
Unrelated but somehow connected, I feel compelled to share music today. These are a few songs in constant rotation around here; classics I'm sure all of you are already familiar with. I love how they make me feel, especially at full volume on Sunday mornings.
Frank Sinatra: How About You
The Swell Season: Maybe I Was Born To Hold You In These Arms
Ray LaMontagne: You Are The Best Thing
Ingrid Michaelson: Far Away and You & I
Nat King Cole: L-O-V-E
Yael Naim: New Soul
Kenny Loggins: Danny's Song