Habit: Reflective Friday

Inspiration for today taken from habit.

A picture, a few words, a little mystery, that somehow form a visual journal of my previous week.

Have a great weekend, friends.
I meant what I said.
I took 100 photos today. One hundred.
IMG_4489Her words made everything wider and deeper and more solid and sure.
In a word: untethered.

5 thoughts on “Habit: Reflective Friday

    • That one was for you, my dear.

      You know, I take all my photos with my iphone. No “real” cameras here. I shot with film for a long time (well into the digital age). But when the iPhone came out and I saw what you could do with it – AND it fits in your pocket – I just can’t go back to a big heavy canon. Once in a blue moon I will miss my big lens – especially when I want to photograph birds – but not enough to switch.

      Happy, happy Friday.

  1. Oh Wow! I use my iphone too…my outside shots usually come out ok, but I have a hard time with inside shots looking fakey. I think I need to do some research. Thanks for the tip!

  2. Yes, the key is a lot of natural light. The other big thing I learned is to keep your camera still while you are taking the photo – that helps a lot. I have been doing an e-course on taking self-portraits and it is fascinating. I have really been enjoying the app “gorilla cam”. It has a self-timer and shoots 10 stills in succession. Very, very cool. (And I am NOT an appy kinda girl.)

    The best advice I have ever heard about photography is “train your eye. don’t worry about the camera.” It really is how you see things that makes the biggest impact on your shots. Oh that, and take at least 1 picture every single day. I think the more you do it, the better you get at it.

    Can’t wait to see what develops on your end!

  3. I’d like to chime in here too friends.(Hi Emmie!) Besides your lovely, thoughtful words, your beautiful photos greatly inspire me as well Sheila! Is this getting too repetitive to say that I’m inspired by your blog?

    My love of photography began when I received my first camera on my 10th birthday. (A little Kodak box.) In my single days, I took many rolls of film wherever I traveled. When my husband and I first met, photography was part of our instant connection. (He has a great eye.) Over the past dozen or so years, our photos mostly chronicled life with our kids and cats. One time, our fancy camera wound up “taking a bath” with our toddler in the bathtub. This passion is contagious! Now our daughters each have their own cameras; they love to take pictures and then share around the kitchen table. Things are shifting in subtle, steady, joyful ways. Recently, I’ve been noticing more beauty everywhere, capturing moments of our homeschool journey, simply snapping whatever catches my eye. (BTW also just an iphone camera.) Until now, I didn’t quite realize how much photography has been an integral part of my journey. Like your blog and your friendship, photography nourishes me.

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