Often I find myself in a photography funk. I feel like I'm taking the same old photos of the same old things. I start to feel uninspired, and BLAH! In fact, I have a post up over at I ♥ Faces this week, where I discuss one of my favorite techniques for trying to pull myself out of such photography funks.
For quite some time (since Spring actually), I have been wanting to put myself to a challenge. I find that giving myself little assignments can help me begin to look at my camera differently, and to try new things.
With this in mind, September 1st, I set myself on a journey. Every single day this month, I must take a photo of the SAME object, but in a completely different way. For this particular challenge, I chose a small wooden kitty, a friend gave me years ago. It is small enough to bring with me wherever I go, and pretty versatile. Sometimes I even try to make the photo relevant to my day. In the end, even though it will only be photos of a tiny wooden figure, I hope to have a pretty good representation of what September 2009 was like for me.
So here we go, the first 7 photos of my challenge:
So far, I'm pretty excited with the results. It is fun each day thinking about when and where I want to take my shot. I find myself looking at the world purposefully. Seeing the world, when I normally wouldn't.
I can't wait to see where this goes.