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February: Stray Frames | Personal

I consider the fact that I have any images to put in this post a success, seeing as how I spent most of 2014 with absolutely nothing to file under “personal work”. I hosted another photo walk and I’ll host again this month. You should come – all are welcome!

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All of the random street images in this post (and all the ones I took last month) are from my photowalk. You see, I’ll take more personal images in a one-hour dedicated photography block than in a month of just seeing what comes. That’s solid advice to all photographers: you gotta work intentionally!

We photowalked at Eastern Market.

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This is my husband, in appropriately Mardi Gras colors. Remember that Sunday when it was 70* and beautiful and we all walked around in tank tops for one afternoon? That was so nice…

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February Creative Unblock

On the theme of me doing All The Things this year, I’m attempting to complete The Jealous Curator’s Creative Unblock series. I got materials for January but they’re still sitting in the bag from Kinko’s. It’s a constant nag on my conscience – go do the workFebruary’s task is considerably easier, so I’ve completed it! In the first week! It was fun and my bathroom shelf is cleaner.

I’m going to type some more stuff here so WordPress banishes the actual image to the jump. It’s a gif and I know how annoying it would be for all my website visitors to have to scroll past it. I don’t know why I have so many objects I never use – I suspect it’s a common thing. A hair straightener? I haven’t had hair long enough to straighten in probably two years. Even the nail polish remover is a stretch – since I so rarely paint my nails whatever polish I have has congealed. And all the hair dyes. I use the same one all the time. I’m boring in my weird-hairness. That should do it!

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January: Stray Frames | Personal

Like most Januarys, last month I pledged to take more personal photos this year. I thought I was doing OK on this front until I realized I already blogged the photowalk I hosted mid-month, which means I already posted my best random images from the month. Nevertheless, we press on! But before we do, I’m hosting another photowalk this Sunday. All are welcome!

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January was a bit of a rollercoaster for me. I always anticipate that I will be bored in the winter because many fewer people get married or want to do outdoor shoots this time of year. So I cram my schedule full of so much stuff I end up running around crazed, sometimes much busier than in the summer. I say yes to every invitation and my calendar is nutty. But I like it this way.

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