About a month ago I decided to do the Photo A Day Challenge. Even though I take pictures often, photographing concerts and taking portraits, I noticed that I was falling into a pattern of only taking photos of people. I don’t think this is a bad thing, but I really wanted to push myself as a photographer and artist and try other approaches. The best part of about this challenge is that I’ve really taken the pressure off myself and I’m experimenting more. I take more risks because I know that, if the photo doesn’t turn out, I’ll just delete it. No harm done.
When I was in graduate school for creative writing, I was taught that, in order to be a great writer, you have to write every day. I think the same could be said about any craft. We’re constantly evolving and getting better at what we do, and that’s mainly because of the hours we put into that form.