So I’ve set myself a mini creative challenge that I’m going to start sharing through tumblr – to go out every lunch break for a month and photograph something interesting. Sounds pretty straightforward I know but there’s a few reasons behind it:
Improve – I’m a firm believer that the best way to improve your photography is to shoot regularly and learn from your mistakes. Unfortunately I’m also a prime culprit of ‘fad photography’ in which I’ll go through phases of being really enthusiastic about a specific style or project, but have a lull in between those phases. Therefore as a rule to this I will photograph at least one thing every day, if I shoot more then I’ll just post my favourite from that day.
Explore – I work in a place that I don’t really know all that well so it’s a good excuse to use my time a bit more wisely to explore the area. I also see the area as a bit dull at the moment, although I’m sure that’s not the case so I want to discover all the interesting parts.
Be creative – Creativity is a way of thinking, and one that can be improved. Part of the challenge here is to analyse and pick out things that are fascinating from the everyday.
Experiment – I’ve heard and read numerous times that ‘the best camera you have is the one you have on you’, and for nearly all of us these days that is our mobile phone, but despite that I’ve never really taken to using my phone seriously. So for this I’m going to use only my iPhone.
So with that in mind, here are the photos from my first week. I’ll post each week from now with the photos from that week and I’d love to hear from anyone doing the same thing.