a girl in love photography


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All the photos up there are taken and processed on my iphone… I’ve been attempting an iphone photo of the day for a few months and only recently started getting into the groove of it. The biggest thing that was holding me back has been I’m scared to take a bad photo… seriously, I don’t pull out my iphone to snap something because um yea I think it might not be good, I might make a “mistake”, I may not be snapping something that could grace the walls of MoMa… um, what an ego huh? I’m slowly snapping out of it, taking more and more and I may get a mini blog that features them.. I’d LOVE to do a photo a day project with my “real” camera but right now there isn’t time and so I’m using the iphone frame a day to work on getting over being scared of well, trying new stuff.. It’s working :)

The photo in the lower left corner of my sister with flower eyes is something I saw my friend Hailey do.. I’ve been dying to try it, she brings a whimsy to her work that always makes me smile and makes my heart skip. I’m letting my inspiration take me a bit and it’s a good thing, we all feed each other and that is just as it should be.

I used to be scared to take pictures of the clouds, I wanted to but I thought they were too ordinary, I got over it by taking cloud photos, a lot of them, one day I just shot and shot and shot the sky. Whenever I feel like I shouldn’t or couldn’t do something, I try to make myself jump off the ledge a bit… taking photos of clouds is silly to be scared of but our fears aren’t rational..

What have you have always wanted to try, taking pictures of flowers, taking photos that are “dark” not “happy”, taking nudes. Do it, start in your back yard, let your imagination go wild, take a photo of your naked foot :) it’s a start.

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