Monday, June 3, 2013


I'm pumped.

I'm starting a new photography class today. It's called Visual Storytelling and Molly Flanagan is the instructor. Ex. cit. ed!

I was browsing through Molly's website just now, and was so pleased to see a little blur going on. I've been enamored with blur lately. I think it's been brought on by some really inspirational ladies I follow on IG.

I've only browsed the first lesson, and although I feel like in many ways I've already worked through the main ideas presented in this first week, I'm still so thrilled. I know from past experience in online classes that I will learn a ton through comments from classmates and from taking the time to really dig in to the topics deeply. I'm in the mood to push myself, and since we're wrapping school up this week (hurray!), I'll have more time to do just that.

I'll have more time to blog, too, which is also exciting!

So, I'm in a good place creatively. I'm coming out of a significant "big camera" rut... ruts stink. Big times. But I can sense my enthusiasm springing back to life. I'm ready to grow and expecting to grow. And that feels good :)

Do y'all have some project or hobby lined up to fuel your mind this summer? I know it can be so difficult with little ones, but the hobby doesn't have to be big or fabulous or time-consuming. But just a little something lined up? I'd love to hear about it!


Kristen said...

Happy for you! One of my favorite photos has blur -- and that's why I love it! Hunting for my summer hobby....

Flor said...

oh I've been looking at her class for a while now! you'll have to tell me how you like it, I love (LOVE) storytelling (lifestyle or documentary) and she is the best at it. I'm just getting out of a camera rut myself and have spent so much time this last week doing some soul searching and praying about it. and i think i'm better now :) i have a love hate relationship with photography. This summer I'm really going to try to tackle Lightroom and figure out my editing style (more like a goal and not a hobby, sorry :) )
and I love these sets of pictures. blur is so hard to capture because if it doesn't look intentional then it just looks like a mistake. I think you are definitely on the right track! (big thumbs up!) :)