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Thursday, September 10, 2009

Photostory Friday~ Meet Kitty

Hosted by Cecily and MamaGeek

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:

Day one


Day Two


Day Three


Day Four


Day Five


Day Six
(I messed up and forgot so this was taken the morning of day seven)


Day Seven


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.

17 Live It or Love It:

Unknown said...

I LOVE it Corey! I saw your post at I heart faces today and I thought it was adorable : ) even the little pun : )

Anonymous said...

Too cute! It really seems like one of those wordless picture books you come across on a lucky day at the bookstore.

Unknown said...

Another creative capture! Awesome!

Janet said...

That's a very good idea!

Gayle said...

It is obvious you enjoy photography as a hobby. I look at your photos and think "oh, that would be so fun", but in reality I could never invest the time to be good at it as you are. I just enjoy your photos, whine about mine and move on! :)

Jeanette said...

That is such a good idea!

Megan@SortaCrunchy said...

Loved your column at I ♥ Faces and I LOVE the kitty shots! Fantastic, clever, and provoking. Brilliant.

tiarastantrums said...

oh what a great idea!! I tried to take photos every single day this year and by may - I was burnt out - this is a fab idea!

Cynthia said...

Very clever:)

kayerj said...

great idea, and I love your pictures. I’m remembering 9/11 today here’s my link Have a nice Friday!

Michelle said...

What a great way to challenge yourself. I am doing the 365 picture a day project and I know that there are days when I feel completely uninspired.

Good luck....I'll be back to see more kitty shots. :)

Anonymous said...

Ooooo, Corey! This is fun!

Anonymous said...

Such a fun and neat idea with some great creative shots!

Christina said...

I hope you will post a collage of all the images at the end of the month - I LOVE seeing all the different interpretations! A week in, and there are already some wonderful ones. Such a wonderful way to break out of the slump.

Carrie and Troy Keiser said...

A challenge does make you look at things differently. SO far I'd say my favorite is the 2nd to last shot! Keep it up!

Maude Lynn said...

This is such a cool idea! I can't wait to see where this goes, too.

Anonymous said...

I just looked at all your kitty posts (backwards) - LOVE THEM! I hope you continue it. :)

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