I present to you my very first photo for this blog! This photo shows the exterior of my house at night time. My cat (Dazy) is posing in the foreground. I was experimenting with light, shutter speed and movement. If you click on the photo and view the larger image you can see a small rainbow on the verandah as well as the stars above.
I realised today how important it is to have your camera with you at all times. It’s not always possible, but it’s worth remembering. Just driving to work today I saw a beautiful scene that would have made an epic photograph. Some kids were playing in a giant puddle that formed when a dip in the road got flooded. I was scared to drive through but the kids cheered me on as my car ‘floated’ over a drowned speed bump. I took this as an important lesson: never leave your camera at home!
Okay, so I’m a few days late… but I guess it is never too late to start a blog. This is my first blog ever and I am proud to express my excitement for this new technological step I have taken.
I guess I should start by introducing myself. My name is Tania, friends call me Tania. I am a 26-year-old South African girl, currently living in Pietermaritzburg and working as a receptionist for a veterinary clinic. I received my Masters in Fine Arts in March last year and have thus far been unsuccessful in my search for greener, more creative pastures. I am a passionate photographer but since I left varsity almost a year ago, I have been taking less and less photographs. This lack of motivation is what inspired me to do this blog and force myself to take photos.
Today I will start a challenge. Each day I will take a photo of my daily activities or something interesting or beautiful that I see along the way. Since it is already the 6th of January, my challenge will end on 6 January 2012.
365 days, 365 photos.
My first photograph will be posted tonight. Wish me luck!