Through The Lens Thursday

I read a lot of blogs and see A LOT of pictures every day. Some are amazing, and leave me with a little twinge of…jealousy? Or perhaps wanting? Wistfulness? I want to learn how to take pictures that people think are amazing, that make someone stop scrolling through Facebook and focus on the image. I want to fill albums or photo books with pictures that I’m proud of.

I want to be confident each time I pick up my Nikon, and use my brand new Lightroom software to edit smartly, thoughtfully, easily.

In 2014, I want to be better at photography. I want to pick up my camera and shoot. I want to shoot in RAW. I want to learn everything about editing. And so does my friend, Alison of Writing, Wishing.

Together, we conceived the idea of a one-year photography project, Through The Lens Thursday. Once a week (yes, on Thursday), we will post a picture (or pictures) we have taken based on a prompt. Our hope is that together, we can teach and learn from each other, stay accountable to our goal of improving our skills, and hopefully, be taking some gorgeous photographs.

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If you’d like to post your own picture on your blog, or social media, based on our weekly prompt, please do and let us know about it, we will definitely want to check it out! #ThroughTheLensThursday

 

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43 Responses to Through The Lens Thursday

  1. I read about this on Alison's blog and I'm excited for you two to do this project together. I don't even own a big girl camera, my daughter is the photographer in the family… I love my new iphone though and I feel like it's making me better at taking pictures, just because it's such a great camera…
    I'll be following your project for sure!

  2. Elaine A. says:

    Oooh, I will join y'all for this for sure! I love this idea! So glad you girls are working together and Greta, your photos are looking wonderful!! :)

  3. Alma says:

    Ok I am so all over this ! Can I tag along? Pleeease…
    This is such a great idea. I was just looking for a challenge like this to do weekly .
    Shoot! I guess I will start next week (pun intended)

  4. bocafrau says:

    Oh, I love this project so much! I will join for sure – I've told you before that I want to pick up my Nikon more and I think, having an easy link-up with a prompt will help!!! Yay – so excited for you and Alison!!! :)

  5. nice! I love the idea for this project and can't wait to see the great ways you grow!

  6. AngelaYBlood says:

    So fun!!! I love the prompts and I love that you two are working together. And of course I love your pictures. Can't wait to see more of your pics, your growth as a photographer and joining in on the prompt fun.

  7. Alison says:

    I love doing this with you!!!
    So excited to see where this journey takes us.

  8. Shannon says:

    I needed a compelling reason to get my DSLR out more often. Poor thing has been so neglected. Thanks for the shot of motivation!

  9. Carolyn Y says:

    Like I commented to Alison, I so need to get off of Auto. Maybe this will be the year.

    • gretafunk says:

      It was so scary for me, Carolyn, but once I did it, I rarely looked back! It helps a lot to have people whom you can ask questions (and I'm always here).

  10. euregirlsandboys says:

    Love, love this idea – and motivation to actually figure out how to use the new camera I got LAST Christmas! Off to find something soft so I can link up late :)

  11. Melanie says:

    This is a great idea. I just bought a new camera (today!!) and am hoping it gets me thinking about and taking more photos. Hopefully I can make time to play along too!

  12. Katie says:

    This is awesome. I totally want to try this, but I am not committing to EVERY week :)

  13. Janice says:

    Sounds great! Will jump in starting next week. Already got the whole month of January Prompts written down!

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