i love finding beauty in everyday life, which is why you will often find me taking photographs of everyday objects, scenes that are randomly created or details that suddenly catch my attention. thoughout the years i have taken a lot of photos of everyday details and i enjoy reading blogs of people who love to capture everyday beauty as well.
more often then i wish though, weeks pass and i suddenly realize that i haven't taken many photos. i find myself caught up in my everyday life and also quite frankly often believe that what i see and experience every day (except with this delightful 2-year-old boy of mine) is simply too boring and too repetitive to be captured with a camera. but of course, every day is different and has it's own beauty. it's just all about opening one's eyes and noticing it. that is where photo-a-day projects come in handy.
i backed out of one project 365 (take a photo every day of the year) before though, so i knew it wouldn't make sense to try that again. i don't carry my camera everywhere i go, and often in the evening i realized i hadn't taken a photo that day, but by then i was too lazy and too uninspired to get my camera and think of something fancy to shoot.
my (photographic) life changed when i acquired a phone with a good built-in camera, got hooked on instagram and joined my first photo-a-day monthly challenge. a theme, a word, a topic for the day was just the motivation and inspiration i needed. i can drop out for a month our i can carry on. i love the effects, i love how quick it is, i love the format. and at some point i will have these photos printed as well. of course, i am still using my beloved dslr camera, for most projects, it simply cannot be replaced!
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