Featured Photographer Carrie Stadelman shares her inspiration for embarking on her first 365 challenge in 2012!
I started the 365 project to get some motivation…
After months of being stressed and overworked from the summer and fall (not to mention being pregnant), doing photography everyday was the last thing on my mind. However, I am a forever student. I don’t believe in settling and am always striving to make myself a better artist.
You can always learn something, even if you feel you know it all. So I thought this project was the perfect way to do that.
My goal is to try something new each day, something that I have been dying to learn or just something simple that I need to improve on to make my work more consistent. (Can we say White Balance?).
I want to try a new technique, new lighting style, new photoshop trick; just anything and everything that will help me move to the next level.
I know myself pretty well, and my biggest fear is that I will set my goals too high and not be able to reach them. I tend to jump into things feet first with the best of intentions and don’t always come up for air, and therefore drown. I want to prove to myself that I can do this, and will!
My hope is that I can continue this journey all year and see a much needed improvement in myself as an artist, my photographic style and my business as a whole.