Tuesday, October 11, 2011

New Post

Look, MarkD, I'm doing TWO in a row. Ain't no stopping me now.

I think I may need a hobby. For the past 15 or so years, my life has been almost 100% about my kids; bringing them where they need to be, trying to get some 'quality' time in whenever I'm not at work. Independence is almost here for my oldest; she gets her license in 6 weeks and has a car waiting for her. She even has a summer job lined up (to help pay for gas hopefully!). I'm hoping her new independence allows me to be a bit more free myself. I have friends involved in different interests, but when I think about it, I don't really have anything I can call a 'hobby'. I spend some free time reading and playing on FB, and wasting too much time with games on my iPhone. Yes, I'm an addict when I swore I never would be.

I'm thinking about learning a bit about photography; I was interested in it in High School, but now, 25 years later, I've forgotten most of what I learned. I figure I'll devote some time a few days a week to learning the basics. Maybe I'll share a little on my blog. MarkD, you can tell me what you think.

Here's to following through...fingers crossed.


MarkD60 said...

For me, if I make it official, and call photography a hobby, I don't like it, because I think I'm no good.
I just take a lot of pictures.

There's a group that I think uses special cameras, basic film cameras. They call it Lomography.
Here are the 10 rules of Lomography, which I have stolen.

1. Take your camera everywhere you go
2. Use it any time – day and night
3. Lomography is not an interference in your life, but part of it
4. Try the shot from the hip
5. Approach the objects of your Lomographic desire as close as possible
6. Don't think (William Firebrace)
7. Be fast
8. You don't have to know beforehand what you captured on film
9. Afterwards either
10. Don't worry about any rules

If you do a search for "10 Golden Rules of Lomography" you will find a really cool website.

I really am glad you're posting again... Hope you keep it up.

Anonymous said...

go for it!

Renee said...

Thanks for the tips, MarkD. I like the 'shoot from the hip' pointer b/c I can't tell you how many times I've taken 'hip shots' by accident with my phone's camera. And I love some of them!

Melissa said...

Hi Renee. I just re-visited my Blog for the first time in forever and followed one of your comments to your blog. When I re-read some of my old posts, I felt sad that I haven't kept up my blogging; there are so many things I've forgotten! I hope you'll stick with yours, it really does create a wonderful account of these precious years! Take care,