First Submission

Okay, so I’m writing a lot about my course recently but I promise I’ll write something about my home update soon!

I’ve just submitted my first photograph for one of my assignments and it surprisingly challenged me. I had been putting it off because I thought I’d breeze through it – the brief was to take a photo of something around the home in an ‘artistic’ way… how hard could it be, right? I do it all the time for the blog and for my IG posts so I was feeling pretty confident.

Of course, turns out I was wrong and it was harder than I thought. Self doubt and pressure came into play again but I got over it and just did it – as I’m getting older, I’m finding that this is a good approach to tackling things! Anyway, here’s a quick look at what I submitted – what do you think? Any feedback is greatly welcomed!

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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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