Photography has been something I have wanted to be good at for as long as I can remember. As a kid, I read a book about a girl detective with a photographic memory. To remember things, she looked at something, blinked her eyes and said “click.” I wished so hard that I could do that. Not so I could solve crimes, but so that I could capture images just as I saw them and capture moments just as they felt. I still think that sometimes when I see a beautiful moment…the light coming through a window just so, a rare morning fog making the trees nearly disappear, a family walk through the neighborhood in the golden hour of the evening. Oh to simply blink my eyes and say “click” and keep it forever just as I experienced it. Now that I have started a family that wish is even more urgent. I don’t want to lose these precious moments and memories with my little family. And I don’t want to just remember them with average, hum-drum images. I want to look at our photographs and remember what those moments felt like.
As a way to accomplish these desires, I have decided to start a photography project to improve my abilities & to force me to pull out my camera more often. I hope that as I click more often, I’ll become better able to capture the moment just as I see and experience it. I plan to post my pictures here. Two photos a week with 10 on the 10th of each month. Hopefully with an emphasis on my DSLR, but well-captured phone photos will count as well.
So, without further ado: photo 1
I went to get Little John up from his nap & decided to open his paper blackout blind before I got him from his crib. He watched the window as I revealed the light. The way it fell on his eager face was beautiful, so I quickly grabbed my phone to capture that image. At the last second he looked up at me & I got this. What a lucky shot.