#100DayProject: Photography-Week Three

‘Dear old world’, she murmured, ‘you are very lovely, and I am glad to be alive in you.’ —L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables

The sky all week blossomed with fluffy white clouds and the trees erupted with color. I took a lot of photos and I’m finding it harder and harder to choose what to share here. I hope you like my five selections below as part of my #100DayProject. As a reminder, I’m new to photography and I greatly appreciate your feedback and critique. I have a feeling, like my father, this will be a lifelong passion.

If you’re unfamiliar with the 100 Day Project, the concept is simple. You choose any creative project you like and do it every day for 100 days, sharing your process on social media using the hashtag #The100DayProject. This year the dates are Feb. 13-May 24.

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Here’s a bonus photo captured with my iPhone 13 of my sweet nephew who turns 3 on Saturday.

45 thoughts on “#100DayProject: Photography-Week Three

    • Thanks, John. The sign was in the window of a house next to one of my favorite coffee shops downtown. It made me giggle because I honestly can’t imagine anyone disliking the smell of coffee, but know I found someone!

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      • I love the smell of coffee, Bridgette, but the smell coming from any Starbucks seems like it is very concentrated and has a sour stench to me. Sorry, just being honest! I had to quit coffee because it raises my blood pressure so much. Bummer…

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      • Right, their stuff is way overpriced and the stuff in the coffee is really no good for you. Sorry, I have had an ongoing dislike of that company for years. I pass their locations around Vegas and sometimes see a very long line. Why…

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      • Agreed! I try and visit small local coffee shops whenever I can. I do a lot of writing at a small one, Badfish, and they only have the best coffee! They also have amazing avocado toast.

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  1. Funny that I was never able to commit fully to any of these daily photography projects when I was beginning. To do a good job I need a lot of time and concentration and most days of the week I don’t have this luxury because of my job. These projects are good way to practice the technical aspects of photography. Congratulations on your efforts and the lovely selection of photos. As you will learn, selecting the photos to show is what takes the greatest amount of time! There’s a funny joke about it. What’s the difference between a good photographer and a bad one? Well, the good one knows how to select only the best photos to show. 😉

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    • Thank you, Alessandra. That’s a funny joke and I fully get it now. Choosing the photos, editing, and picking the order to present them takes an incredible amount of time. I’m using default settings and simple editing and can imagine how more complex it will become the deeper I fall down the photography rabbit hole. I appreciate you taking the time to check out my progress. I’m open to any advice you have 🙂

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      • As soon as you feel ready, invest more time on learning post-processing techniques. In the times of film, photographers had to learn to develop their own photos to take their photography to the next level. Today’s equivalent is post-processing on the computer. If you don’t know where to start, Lenscraft https://lenscraft.co.uk/ has many tutorials for different programs, including programs that are free to use. It helped me a lot when I was a beginner and I still learn many things from Robin. I hope that this helps. I wish you success falling down that rabbit role and know that it is deep. Also, hang on to your wallet! Nothing sucks more resources than believing all you need is that new piece of equipment, and it never ends!

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      • Thank you! I’m not quite ready yet, but I’ve bookmarked that page to visit when I have more time to invest in editing and processing. I’ve already got my eye on different lenses and a pretty new case. This will be a life-long passion and I’m looking forward to learning more and more. I’m going to Disneyland next week and then I’m going to attempt senior portraits of my nephew. Both of these will require me to grow and stretch my ability to get unique and interesting photos. Wish me luck!

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  2. My very first came was an old Olympus film camera. I started doing photography when I was in third grade and I never looked back! Best decision of my life 🥰. Keep it up! As I’ve told my students- The only difference between you and somebody that’s better than you at photography is the time you spend behind the camera.

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    • Thank you! Yes, I’m bringing the camera with me everywhere now. Next week I’m headed to Disneyland and I can’t wait to see what things I can capture there! The week after that I’m attempting my nephew’s senior portraits. I’m in love with my camera!

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      • That’s the very best way to learn. There was a time when I was shooting daily. It taught me more about photography than ever before and I grew leaps and bounds. My Instagram (though I haven’t posted anything new there in ages) is @southernwildroots ❤️ I think it’s important for people to check out the work of others before taking advice from them to see if you think their advice is valuable. Many young artists will give advice without actually having the knowledge to back it up. So be careful who you listen to. Do a lot of research on how to properly expose for skin, and how to use a reflector. It will help you this week!

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      • I just visited and followed your Instagram. Your photos are amazing works of art!!! I’m now a huge fan and I’m so honored you are giving me advice. Wow. I’m seriously blown away. Your writing is gorgeous too.

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