I have decided to start 21 Days of Mindful Photography: A Course in New Perceptions by Alexandria Searls. If you are a part of Amazon Unlimited, you can borrow her book for free here. For anyone interested in joining along you can follow on her blog. She actually suggests a cell phone camera within the first assignment of the book stating, “In fact, a cell phone is ideal. First, you can carry a cell phone with you easily. You can take wonderful photographs without lugging around a lot of equipment. Second, you can take notes with your cell phone, and taking notes will be part of what we do in the next three weeks.”
I enjoy a bit of structure & challenge in my life so when I came across this book, I thought “why not?” So, although I will be lugging around my equipment (aka my camera and lenses), if you feel like joining the 21 days you can find me on Instagram, as I’ll be following along with the recommended hashtags.
I did a little research & it looks like her book went live in July of this year. The first assignment is called “Starting from Where You Live” and asks us, the reader, to photograph our windows. In her blog, she talks about how “at the beginning of photography there was Joseph Nicéphore Niépce photographing through his window in Saint-Loup-de-Varennes, France in 1827 or 1828.” If you visit her blog post you can see the first photograph at the bottom of the page. How cool is that?
Check out the First Week Poster Below and wish me luck!