Joining Image Contact (association of amateur photographers) was definitely key to my progress and motivation. It widened my perspective, enabled me to further myself in terms of subject, made me understand more about techniques and about photography in general. It also brought me laughter, friendship and sense of comfort and achievement. So in my eyes, it was a good move.
This blog also helped me to widen my horizon and gave me a new way to share my views, literally. This new trendy way to communicate with other photo passionates allows other perspectives to be considered and appreciated. To my surprise, I discovered that blogging is also a means of building companionship and long term followers or friends. The feedback I obtained and the discoveries I made on your blogs only motivated me to carry on this trend, maintain this online friendship and take better photos. So thank you for your support and for sharing your world with me!
The experiences I wish to renew for the years to come, in terms of photo, include portraits and management of artificial lighting, such as the photo below taken during a studio session. On this link you can discover my first attempt (!).
I have this urge to include people in my photos and want fun setting up the scenes, just as I experienced taking photo 2 (see the post here). Don't get me wrong, I am expecting it to be challenging but enjoyable too!
Thanks to the bloggers that organise photo challenges, I discovered another way to keep my mind open to new techniques, subjects and experiences. I timidly joined Donlope's challenge towards the end of the year and shall do my utmost to participate at some of Véro's Project 52.