If I were to sum up how I am right now I might use one word: listless.
December usually leaves me feeling this way, a little over stimulated, tired, touchy, hyper, and dismayed. Dismayed because the Holidays are flying by and that is what I want them least to do. I don't want to get caught up in the frenzy. I don't want to get caught up in the rush. I want to remember the moments. I want to capture something of the deeper meanings of this time of year. And I am afraid I will miss it.
I feel like a small child who needs her parents to sit her down and impose a little quiet structure in her life. So one again I am going to do this myself. Last year I did the Peace Project Countdown. This year I am snatching up my camera again - and applying a few rules. I love photos. Good photos. And I am blessed to have some friends that have taken some of the best photos I've ever scene. They inspire me: to stop and really see, to feel, to dream. To capture images that move people.
Each week I will post one assignment (for anyone who wants to join me), taken from the book, "Visual Poetry", by Chris Orwig. And at the end of the week- no matter how horrible the results may be-I will post my completed assignment. So join me! Please!
Assignment #1 Dec 1-7th, 2011
Fill the Frame
The assignment is designed to get in close with your subjects. The goal is to create 10 photographs where the subject fills the entire frame. Use a focal length closest to a "normal" 50mm lens. Use tape to prevent changing the zoom. Doing this will require that you physically move yourself forward and backward in order to compose.