Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Photo A Day: April

120 days down, 245 to go.

I had a much easier time keeping up with the prompts this month. Maybe it's because I'm starting to shoot pictures a little more freely, or because once I see something I want to take a picture of, I'm taking the time to frame it better. Or it could be that I'm learning to catch the light. Whatever it is, I'm starting to appreciate my own photos a little more, and that's important.

One of the things I struggle with is not being satisfied with my Instagram shots. Ever so often, I'll sit and look at my Instagram profile and I'll critique them as a group. They're too brown. They're not well lit. I convince myself that it's okay because I take pictures of life and it doesn't have to be perfect to be beautiful, but part of me still can't shrug the fact that I can do better.

So I look around for inspiration.

There are a two people on Instagram I follow because their photos are consistently absolutely gorgeous and their pictures resonate with something inside me.

Alice Gao | lifestyle + food

Adam Goldberg | food + travel

At the beginning of the month, I discovered this series on YouTube called #nofilter that highlights Instagram's biggest stars and I was thrilled to find one on Alice. The clip isn't even two minutes long but I find it so refreshing and inspiring. Check it out if you have a spare minute.

Here's the list of prompts for May:

I'm participating via Instagram
If you'd like to join me or find out more about Photo A Day (May), you can find the details here.
See previous months: JanuaryFebruary, March

1 comment:

  1. One day I'm going to do this, love that you captured so many memories :)



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