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Almost there!

Published December 31, 2011 by Shan

As the time to start the quest approaches, I find myself more and more apprehensive about this whole thing. What if I run out of things to photograph? How in the world will I choose just ONE a day? What happens if I forget to photograph that day?

And then I realize–this is supposed to be fun. So what if I forget to snap a photo? I have a ton of older ones to choose from, so I can have a throwback day or something. And, honestly, I have started looking at things differently already…looking for opportunities to take a picture. I carried my camera around with me today when I went to lunch. I didn’t get a chance to get any shots, but it was on me just in case.

The camera I am using is a cheap point and shoot (mainly because I don’t have the patience to deal with a more advanced camera…it is the same reason I drive an automatic and not a stick shift!). It’s and Olympus FE-5010. It is a 12 megapixel camera, and, in truth, for the most part is a piece of junk. I have hated it since the day I bought it, but we were going on vacation and I needed a new camera. It supposedly has all of these cool features that I have never been able to figure out…and that adds to my frustration (and also explains further why I have a point and shoot.)

To give you an idea of my camera’s capabilities, here are a few shots taken the last couple of years.

First, in Hawaii in 2009

Next, a shot of my dogs outside in natural light:

Close up of a petunia:

Gizmo and Gracie tearing into a Christmas present:

Lastly, an extreme close-up of Gracie’s eye, also in natural light:

They aren’t anything super special, but they are moments captured in my life. So, as I embark upon this, I guess I need to keep that in mind: there is no RIGHT way to do this. There is only my way.

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What am I doing?

Published December 30, 2011 by Shan

This blog isn’t officially anything yet. But it will be soon. Starting January 1, 2012, I will be chronicling my year with pictures. Nothing in particular–just pictures. One a day that was taken on that day. I may have something to say about them. I may not. They may be awesome…they may not be. I am not a professional photographer. Heck, I am barely an amatuer photographer, but I like taking pictures. And eventually I hope to get better at it.

Feel free to comment, share, critique, enjoy or ignore me.

Regardless. I will be here every day in 2012. Hope you will join me.