Finding Inspiration

As a part of the course, there’s some open forums where students can share their progress or graduates can share their work – kind of like Flickr. And naturally being my nerdy self, I’ve been checking out the forums to see what others are doing out there and get tips for modules that I’m trying to complete.

The challenge with that is that I’m not actually inspired by what I see but don’t get me wrong! There is some amazing photography of landscapes and portraits in there. I appreciate all the hard work that goes into creating these kinds of images as well as the courage to share and receive feedback for them. It’s just not the type of photography that I’m personally in to and that makes it hard to be motivated because I’m such a visual person.

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So to make sure that I keep myself motivated, I’ve set up some inspiration cut outs from my favourite photography sources on the wall behind me when I’m studying. I love simplicity and stillness in photos from photographers like Alice Gao as well as magazines like Cereal which has always been what I want to be shooting.

I’ve got a long way to go but hopefully it will keep me motivated – at least I’ll be able to turn around, get a quick dose of inspiration then hit the books again!

Ikea House Call – Now Live!

Okay, okay – so I’m breaking again my rule about Sundays again but there’s no point in telling you on Sunday when our little house’s feature for Ikea Family Live actually goes live online… today!

Yes, that’s right – it’s an awesome start to 2014 for the blog and I really couldn’t wait to Sunday to share it. It’s funny looking back to photos of our home from a couple of months ago because of course, I’ve changed it up again recently. But regardless, our little house looks great especially when you consider that my grand plans for our home are nowhere near cemented!

You can check out the feature here: http://www.ikeafamilylivemagazine.com/au/en/article/35597

Not all the photos I took made it to the feature so here’s some blurred out takes (*thanks to my tired, shaky hands) for you to enjoy – happy new year!

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2014

Happy New Year – and happy 1st post for 2014!

When a new year begins, I always like to sit down and take some time out to reflect on what it is that I want to achieve in the next 365 days. Sure, I make resolutions but it’s also about planning for the year ahead.

My philosophy this year is that ‘time is of the essence’ – though not in the usual context of this saying. I’m a big believer on efficiency but sometimes I think that I miss out by not making time to enjoy it. So, I’m going to try to make time.

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I’m going to make time and do more exercise… so that I’m strong, sharp and focused.

I’m going to make time for some kind of photography course… if I can ever find the right one for me!

I’m going to make time and complete the rest of my grand ideas for the downstairs area of our home… at least then the downstairs area will be complete!

And most of all, I’m going to make more time for people that I love and care about – because after last year, I realised I’m not very good at it.

Don’t let time slip away from you this year – enjoy 2014!