Taking breaks are important things. Like taking a photo break with my tea.
I'm trying to take more pictures of some of the everyday things in my life, as well as the extraordinary. I have not formed the habit, so the hard part for me is thinking to do it. I grew up associating photos with portraits, events, and tourist attractions. Occasionally they were necessary for classwork, but I never thought of them as a means of recording the everyday things of my life.
Now I want to change that. Not for any particular reason. Not because I want to include my own photos in collage or in journals, although I probably will. In fact, I'm already working on a journal page using another version of this photo. But I do want to photograph more things more often, just for their own sake. I'm a firm believer that "just because" is a valid reason. And valid reasons are important things.
Thinking to snap a pic is so easy for lots of you. But it's foreign territory for me. Perhaps I should design a photograpy passport for myself to wear on a lanyard around my neck. As permission to enter this foreign territory. Maybe that will help me remember to frame and snap. What do you think?