#1--Take a photography class.
Get better. Get out of rut. Learn more. Do better. Be a story teller. Have a higher return rate. Become an instinctual photographer. Notice the details. See the light. Be creative. Shoot all manual all the time. Copy the best. Capture the moments.
In order to meet object #1, I needed to find a class to take. Being the over achiever I am, I signed up for 2. There are things I adore about both photographers, but they produce very different products.
Ashley Ann's class is more about the fundamentals. A brush up of the essentials is in order. What I most adore about Ashley's photos is her story-telling, narrative style. It's as if her photos need no words. Her images strung together weave an entire story in their own right. I want to do that. I want to capture my world that way.
Lisa's class is beyond the basics. It's designed to push participants out of their comfort zone. That makes me really nervous. And that's probably exactly why I should do it. Lisa's style is so technically precise. The bright colors and crispness of her photos are divine. I want to do that. I want to capture my world that way. Déjà vu.
I know I'll learn so much in these two classes. Putting them into practice, and breaking old habits will be the tricky part.
So what's on your summer bucket list?