Tuesday, December 27, 2011

New Year, New Challenge

As you've all noticed, I haven't been posting much  during the last six months or so.  Yes, I was busy but then who isn't?  Truthfully, I've been less motivated and really felt like I needed a new challenge.  While searching for tips on taking portraits, I found a link to a project called 100 Strangers.  The goal of this project is, you guessed it, to take pictures of 100 strangers.  But there are rules.  You must talk to each person and get permission to take their picture and post it on the internet.  You also need to post a little write up about each stranger.
After reading some interesting entries, I decided it was just the inspiration I needed.  Not only will I have the opportunity to work on my portraiture skills but I will meet people, hear their stories and no doubt be inspired.  I've ordered my mini cards (recommended to use with the project) from Little Moo.  On the front I have one of the 20 photos I've chosen and on the other side is my name, my blog address, my flickr address and a little thank you/merci message.  They are scheduled to arrive in January so I'll be ready to go.
I'm a little concerned about approaching that first stranger.  I will definitely be venturing outside my comfort zone.  But that's what learning's all about, isn't it?  Here's to a new year and a new challenge!