Happy Friday everyone! Lately I’ve been feeling motivated to pick up my camera more often and capture my surroundings in new ways. I’ve always enjoyed photography but have never made it a point to really get to know my camera or experiment artistically—it’s been more or less documentation for the blog.
Recently I upgraded my camera (from a Canon T2i to 6D—did you notice a difference in the ORC Reveal post?) and the improved image quality has reinvigorated my love for photography and inspired me to make it more of a habit… perhaps even a hobby.
Then I thought it might be fun to start a new series on the blog where I share some recent photos I’ve been taking—of the house, daily life, travels, etc—whatever has been inspiring me in the past week. It may not be every Friday but I’ll try to commit to at least twice a month. This schedule will hold me accountable so that I don’t get lazy and quit! Photography is an important part of my life and I want to have these memories preserved long after I’m gone. I haven’t been documenting nearly as much as I’d like to so it’s time to change that.
And to make this more meaningful, I want you guys to participate! It doesn’t have to be photography related—but whatever is currently inspiring you, whatever goals you are working towards, share them on Instagram or social media and tag your photo with #jsphotofriday.
Here’s a handful of my recent captures lately, taken around the house (all photos from my Canon 6d, most with a 50mm f1.4, unless otherwise noted):
This one was actually taken with my iPhone on a walk around the neighborhood:
Here’s one from the other night when we were hosting a music night with friends and family. We see plenty of photos in blogland with beautiful empty rooms… but sometimes it’s nice to see them being used, right? This is what we designed our home for.
And this isn’t a photo but I thought it’d be fun to share anyway. It’s an iPhone video (excuse the quality) taken on that same night and includes a quick 360* tour of our home from the foyer perspective so it may be interesting for some of you to see how it all flows together:
We love our home most when it’s filled with people 🙂
That wraps up the very first Photo Friday post. Don’t forget to head over to Instagram and tag what’s been inspiring you lately with #jsphotofriday and I’ll include my favorites in the next round! Have a fabulous weekend…