Wednesday, April 21, 2010
View from my window
Day 5: 4/21/10
When I took on this project, I didn't really consider that I might not like some of the pictures I post. But here I am on Day 5, and this is the best I got today. I realize that this project may be more about consistent practice than getting an amazing picture every time. I almost posted a picture from another day that I like better, but I thought that would be cheating. (You would not know the difference, but I would). Here's that picture:
I would like to practice some portraits and was wondering if anyone wanted to volunteer and let me take their picture. I actually like taking pictures of people but I am often too shy to take pictures of strangers. And whenever I ask Dan to be my model, he always acts like it's a waste of time, and I should be outside taking "real" pictures.
"Portraits are easy," Dan says. "Anyone can do portraits." He once picked up a photo book filled with portraits and said, "Even I can do this."
I haven't seen him do anything yet that looks close to Richard Avedon's level, but I still would like to see how "easy" it is for myself.
Posted by Yvonne at 7:29 PM