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.


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