A change of direction

A change of direction // 04 01 15004 // 365

At the start of every year I like to set myself photographic goals for the coming year; things to try and achieve in my project 365. This year is the first year I’ve been a bit stuck for ideas.
Year One goal: Learn how to use my SLR properly. I taught myself how to operate the camera in manual mode, and read books on composition and what not. I basically read anything that I could get my hands on.
Year Two goal: Try new lenses/equipment, experiment more with photo graphical techniques.
Year Three goal: Take more black and white images. Explore photography as a business. Although this lead me to decide early on in the year that I’m not too interested in pursuing this. Half way through the year I experimented with ‘Surreal June’, and then my goal adapted to pursue this for the remainder of the year. Try working with others.
Year Four goal: Improve my conceptual skills, both pre and post production.
Year Five goal: Focus more on planning out a series. You don’t always have to take your shoes off (although by jove I do love being barefoot). Try out some techniques or styles I am largely unfamiliar with, or steer away from.

Excess baggage

Excess baggage // 29 10 14

302 // 365

Another rushed photography day… After yesterday’s double booking I had to have my hair done this morning, but I needed to meet my friends this afternoon. So there was some manic hair dying/showering etc before chucking myself on a tram to go and meet one friend for coffee (well tea for me. British standards and all that), and another after for beer (cider for me!).

So whilst my roots were peroxide blonde, my hair blue and wet I dipped into the country park which was en route home and snapped today’s shot; before coming home, dumping loads of blue hair dye on my head and starting to edit it. Mid edit I had to sort my hair out and get ready, and I just finished it off now. After a pint and a half of 5% cider. I’m a total light weight.

The long road home

The long road home // 27 10 14300 // 365

I can’t believe we’re in the 300’s! We really are in the back half of the year now.
I’ve had a busy day; I more or less raced to the railway line (disused of course) to snap this because it said it was going to get sunny (it never did). I took my mum out shopping as she’s not allowed to drive yet after her foot op, then did some boring house chores… Now it’s time for swimming!

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