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Thoughts On Being A Better Me

I can't believe that today is the last day of January! This month coasted on by me and it was a great month for the most part. The reason I said for the most part is because I've struggled with my photography these past couple of weeks. I've been unable to find motivation to blog! I was taking a ton of pics....but feeling no urge to want to post them.

I think the reason is because I've been spending a lot of time focusing on the hidden parts of photography. What I mean by hidden (and most photographers will understand me), is that I've been practicing shooting in manual mode, reading my photography books, and learning my way around Photoshop. I've had enough knowledge to make a good photo, but I really wanted to practice and learn manual mode inside and out. With the snow week that we had, I was able to spend more time focusing on that and practicing. I am happy to say that I get better and better with each day and it feels good!!  I've invested more time into the things that are going to make me a better photographer and help me define my shooting style. I am very pleased with the results.

Even with all that being said, yesterday I felt like quitting. I felt like just giving up on this dream that I've spent the last year working so hard on. Even though I didn't voice how I felt to anyone until this very moment, I told myself that I would give myself another day and surely I would feel differently tomorrow......and I did! Today I woke up with a refreshed attitude and felt like myself again and boy am I ever glad. This dream is too big for me to just throw it all away!

I want to take a second out to thank all of the people of the past several days, who have sent me encouragement via Facebook and have reassured me that I am doing the right things in life! I was able to look at all of your messages and be confident in my craft. So to you I thank you!

The photos that I am posting are from sushi night last week. I am ADDICTED to sushi! I have worse cravings than a pregnant woman. It's ridiculous! We eat it a least once a week! Anyways I hope you enjoy the photos as much as I enjoyed eating it! LOL. These photos are SOOC (straight out of camera), which means that there was no editing or retouching to these photos. This is all me......in manual mode!  How did I do?

Till next time......



P.S- I stopped using my 50mm 1.8 lens a loooong time ago! Don't ask me why...but since the new year, I've been using it like no other. I don't understand why I kept this thing hidden. It's amazing and I'm in love all over again! It's all I use!



Jin said...

NICE! now I'm hungry :-)

Mom said...

Beautiful pics. Never give up on your dreams, they're there for the taking!!

nay_nay84 said...

@Jin...I stay hungry and this didn't help!

@Mom Thank you! I love this dream too much to let it go, but I guess I just have a bad day every now and then!

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