For 2011, I’ve decided to ‘sharpen' my photography skills by committing to a project 365. It’s a project where you take one picture a day for a year, thus at the end of it you’ll have 365 great photos (hopefully). Go to flickr.com and search ‘365’, you’ll find a lot of similar projects and fantastic photos.
January hasn’t end yet and I was struggling with this project. Finding object, things to shoot and I am losing focus. It was the boost I needed when my brother from Singapore called to speak with his niece and nephew and of course me, his only sister. He is my mentor and advisor for my project. He’s the one who got me hooked onto photography in the first place. You can view his work at http://www.flickr.com/photos/shaztech/
Anyway, he commented that my project needed an edge. I’m just taking straight shots, no ‘rule of thirds’, no DoE, yada, yada, yada. Ouch! yet, he’s right and I was all eager for a suggestion to get me back on track. He suggested that I go to my sewing room and take pictures of the things in there. Duhhh!!!! Why didn’t I think of that?! Plus, when I went to flickr for some ideas, I stumbled upon some 365 pictures of sewing and crafting stuff which are really nice (check it out here).
So, I decided to do a feature on my sewing room starting off with this photo of a bunch of embroidery threads I took out from my box. I switched the palette setting to Expressive to get the vibrant colors. Minimal post editing with Photoshop (cropping, color correction, etc). This was taken at around 3.30am when I can’t go back to sleep after comforting Arwen from a bad dream at 2.30am.
Better try and get some sleep now. TGIF!