Following the third year of a holiday letter comprised
of my (increasingly complex) life via a (increasingly complex) year-in-photographs, I
wondered what it would be like to join the great experiment of 365 days of photographs.
I'm not a photographer,
I'm a writer. I'm a visual thinker, and if ever there was proof that a photo is worth a
thousand words, it would be the story a photo tells me, or in this case, about me.
Follow me on this adventure, where I
learn about photography, my ability to record my life, my dedication to something (I've
never been known for doing anything everyday) in my posts. I've also discovered I'm
learning about time, the history of it, and the odd practice of recording it, measuring it,
turning it into something tangible, and I'll record these explorations in the sidebar.
As always, feel free
to say anything. My experiment is not a spectator sport.

January 24, 2009

January 24 2009 The Spacial Project

With a kid of each gender, it's easy to assign qualities to "boys" or "girls" instead of the individual that possesses them, but in one very specific case, the stereotype fits my children. My son has uncanny spacial recognition abilities. My daughter sees in subject matter and subject potential, and her spacial skills need practiced. Today, we practiced. On the right, the first four exercises and on the left, the reverse of that exercise. She struggled so hard with the first three, and finally on the fourth, threw her whole imagination at it. It's a totally different perspective.

I'm battered with flash usage. I got a good shot in my "natural angle" but kept at it until the flash looked good. I'm thinking I'm generally too close to the subject and the reflection is just too much, so I tried to compensate for that. I'm also not trusting the screen on my camera: the computer shows much less glare.

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