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Jan 20 / 2014

A Year’s Journey

by Laura

Category : Personal


I was recently reading through some photography material I purchased, and one of the instructors mentioned that shooting in the same situation over and over again is a great way to measure progress.  As you grow, you approach the same things differently.  You see them differently, you process them differently.  If I were to look at a picture of a flower I took a year ago, and compare it to a picture of a family I shot last month, how would I know which was better?  But if I compared a picture of a flower from a year ago with a picture of a flower from yesterday, it would be way easier to see any changes.

I’m in the beginning stages of a 365 project for 2014.  One photo per day for a full year.  I attempted this back in the Fall of 2012, and only got a few months in before giving up.  This weekend, I went back to look at those photos.  I also picked 10 photos that I’ve taken in the last couple weeks and found matching counterparts.  Here’s what I came up with:

Cookies on the kitchen shelf:


 Board games at our kitchen table:
 Flowers in our dining room:
 Piano shots after lessons have ended:
 Nick and his computer on the bed:
 Blankets and toes:
 Peeking through to the computer:
 Street lights:
 Furry friends:
Day’s end:

I’m excited to maybe do this again a couple years from now 🙂

3 thoughts on “A Year’s Journey

  1. Love this idea! You sure have grown, love the new artistic perspectives! Love the clock pic. Amazing how something so simple can look so lovely! Taking pics of board games is fun, have a few of those myself. Should try this sometime.

  2. What a great exercise! I love this concept! Wonderful pics that demonstrate amazing growth as a photographer! Keep up the good work!

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Hi! I’m Laura, a coffee-loving, outgoing introvert with a passion for motherhood and photography. This blog is an extension of who I am. I’m a mommy to three little boys, and I love to create and write. I’m also loud, tend to over share, and am a type-A personality in the extreme. I’m a little pensive and can be a lot sarcastic.  I believe that motherhood is something more than just to be survived! This is both a space where I share glimpses into my business and the photo shoots I do, and also my personal space to just write about whatever is on my heart. So grab a cup of coffee, come stay for a while and let’s get to know each other. 🙂