Hi, and welcome to this month's Click post. It's Aliza here,though I have to admit, I am feeling unqualified to write a post about photography. (Seriously, what was I thinking?) But what I lack in photographic ability, I make up for in my ability to talk about myself and my feelings, and perhaps even some amount of optimism.
So this click post is less about how to take better pictures, and more about dealing with photographic envy and overwhelm. If you've been hanging around the scrapbooking world, or simply, the interweb, then you know that there are a lot of talented and knowledgable photographers out there. It can be intimidating. It can also feel like everyone else is out there doing big, exciting things, in beautiful places. It can make this avid scrapbooker want to put down her camera. Or just keep it in my back pocket.
Not too long ago, I wrote a Write post, about just writing words down, no matter how they sound. So, today I will espouse the same advice about taking pictures. Just do it. Every day. Or just pictures of the everyday. Because if there is one thing I have learned, it's that when I look back at pictures, I am never sorry that I took them. Even when they are dark, blurry, boring, and there may or may not be laundry on the floor.
I will add, that I thought about getting closer for each of these photos. It would have made the photos sharper, and then there would be no laundry. But I sometimes like to include the bigger, messier background. Because I think it will be fun to look back and have a full picture of what our home looked like at this point in time.
And, when you're in the habit of taking lots of pictures, you never know what moment you might capture.