Sometimes, life gets in the way. It gets in the way of our fun, it gets in the way of our hobbies, it gets in the way of perusing our goals. One thing I let fall of my radar in 2014 was photography. I just didn’t have the time for it, and honestly, my heart just wasn’t in it. When life has you so bummed that you can’t even enjoy the things you love, it’s time for a change. I made those changes and now I’m ready to pick up my camera and recommit.
What pushed me toward picking back up my camera? Groupon. Crazy, right? If you aren’t familiar with Groupon, it’s one on those daily deal sites. Sometimes the deals are… Eh. Sometimes the deals are great! I have scored half price Starbucks gift cards, deals to some of my favorite restaurants and even some pretty cool products. A few weeks ago, I caught a deal for a “table top studio” (which is really a fancy way of saying “a small portable soft box”.)
It’s been sitting in my living room, unopened, for a few weeks. Christmas just wasn’t the right time to pull it out, you know? Christmas has now come and gone, it’s out, set it up and now I’m itching to use it. My first victim? A Diet Coke. Desperate times call for desperate measures. Victim number 2? An unsuspecting Barbie (if my daughter had been home, it would’ve never been allowed – her doll, not mine.)
Considering it was pretty dark and these are straight out of camera, completely unedited – not even cropped – I’m happy with my little Groupon score!
As it starts to warm up through the Spring and I’m able to spend more than 10 minutes outside without frostbite, you can expect to see postings in the Photography section here on MMM pick up. In the meantime. I’ll inside playing with my food, my daughter’s Barbies and who knows what else!