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I don’t really do resolutions, but I was awake in bed one night this week (shout out to my insomnia) and began thinking about some things I’d like to do differently in 2017. Be more positive. Get more active. Stop doubting myself. Stop letting other people’s problems affect me so much.
Take more pictures.
I really slacked off in the picture department last year. I just couldn’t find the motivation or the inspiration. I’m sure if I’d tried at all to look for it, I’d have found some. But I didn’t, and I want to do things differently this year. So I’m tasking myself with what I hope will be a simple project. One picture a day. It doesn’t have to be my best, it just has to tell part of my story in 2017.
And I’m sure this won’t be hard to believe, but I totally forgot that I needed to take a picture today. So I slapped the speedlight on my camera and went to find my child. He was about to be my model whether he liked it or not. I was not going to fail on day one, dammit!
He’d just woken up from a nap. He was grumpy and hangry. So I did what any responsible mother would do. Gave him an entire bag of donuts.
When I’m old and gray I want to remember him just like this. Messy. Goofy. Happy.
Here’s to a great 2017.
- Canon Rebel T3i (discontinued, the T5i is the updated version)
- Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 lens (i luuuuurve my “nifty 50”)
- Yongnuo YN560-III Speedlight (a very economical alternative to a Canon or Nikon branded speedlight)
- Edited with PicMonkey Royale because it’s fast and easy!
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