this sunday marks the 1 year anniversary of my "photo of the day" posts. it all started with a new camera i got for my birthday. i thought it would be fun to track my progress of learning how to take better photos. here was my first photo:
i feel like i've learned a lot in the last year, but i know i have a lot, lot more to learn! i'm ok knowing that i'll probably never be a super-great photographer because it's more about having fun for me. i enjoy being able to take semi-decent photos of my kids and the things around me....and that's enough. this isn't to say that i'm going to stop learning. i would love to get better, maybe even take a class, but even if that doesn't happen, i'm content.
i've gotten a lot of comments and compliments on my photos throughout the year. it makes me happy to know that some of you may be enjoying them too! i've even had a few suggest that i should sell prints! i'm not sure i feel my work is good enough to sell quite yet, but it's flattering to know that some think it is.
i thought a good way to repay you all for visiting and commenting on my photos (please continue!!) would be to have a little giveaway! while i don't feel confident enough to charge for my photography yet, i'd love to give some away! all you have to do to enter is visit my flickr "photo of the day" photostream and pick your favorite from this year. come back here and enter the name to win! (they're all named by date) 3 lucky winners will win an 8x10 professional print of the photo of their choice!
i'll leave the contest open through sunday (the official anniversary of the photo of the day) at midnight (cst).
i sure would appreciate your help spreading the word of the contest through twitter and facebook (and maybe even your own blog) if you can!