Last year this time I was revved up to participate in the 365 photo-a-day project. That enthusiasm died out fast. Sometime in the middle of the year I got a new cell phone, an iPhone, that takes awesome photos. So while I didn't formally categorize my photos, I took a lot of them and started sharing via instagram.
This year I am going to try to keep my enthusiasm going for this new project described on Picaboo's blog, a 52 week project in photography. Each week they are going to post a challenge of sorts to photograph. I'm not sure how many photos I'll actually enter on their facebook page, but I will try to track my progress here. Don't hold your breath, though!
The challenge this week was to capture glitter. Ummm, ok. It's pretty, right? I read the post and misread it and took this photo of my son, at the Please Touch Museum, blowing confetti, at their Noon Years Eve party:
So today, in my weak attempt to "capture" glitter, I took these photos:
The second two photos are photo ornaments I made using a tutorial I found on Making Lemonade's blog. I love how they turned out and will make more next year! Next time I'll use finer glitter, as the glitter I used was a bit too "chunky" and didn't stick as well. My son keeps asking why I printed the photos in black and white. KEEPS ASKING. It's artistic, kid, really!
Just now my son saw a beautiful photo of a girl blowing a handful of glitter on the Picaboo blog. He asked if he could do that. So maybe this weekend I'll finally get the glitter shot right!