Friday, January 7, 2011

7/365: "Don't Waste The Pretty"


Today I was supposed to FaceTime with a friend from Boston, but we ended up not being able to because her iPod is new and hasn't been synced to her computer yet and it has to be synced before it can be used.  She couldn't sync it though because her computer is messed up.  Tomorrow she is going to use a different computer and hopefully nothing will go wrong and we can try again.

I had already put make up on and everything. I thought it looked pretty so I didn't want to waste it.  The picture is a little blurrier than I had hoped for (I didn't want it to be blurry at all obviously) but even getting this photo was hard so I am pretty proud of it.

You see I have a heat lamp in my bathroom so I turned it on to create good lighting.  I''m in a sweater. I'm using a 50mm lens and I haven't mastered taking self portraits with it yet. so I'm sitting there trying to get the lens just the right length away from my face and keep it in focus. It's getting hot in there. I finally decided to use the toilet as a tripod.  Yes I know, that's kinda weird but it's all I had.  Anyways this is what I got with it, it could be better...but then again it could have turned out worse so I'm pretty happy with it. 

My first week of 365 is over.  It's pretty challenging, but I'm not giving up.  You're probably thinking: "All you have to do is take a picture every day for a year...how is that hard?"

Honestly I didn't think it would be hard either, but it is; because you want every picture to be better than the one from the day before. Plus just deciding what you are going to photograph that day can sometimes be a challange in itself.

The title of this post comes from "Don't Waste The Pretty" by Allison Iraheta


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-laurenmikael

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