One of my 30 Before 30 goals is to improve my photography skills. People always say that practice is the best way to improve something – but sometimes I think formal instruction is the way to go. A few years ago, I enrolled in a photography class in DC and learned a ton – like what shutter speed means. So, this summer I’m taking another photography class at the local community college.

Our first assignment was to take 6 photos of anything. I don’t do very well with open ended assignments like that – especially when I don’t know many people or places around here. I kept asking Russell about interesting landscapes or buildings, but all he could ever think of were either crops or weeds. I decided to embrace that and take photos of weeds and other things on the side of the road, with the hopes of creating something pretty out of plants that are so often overlooked as a nuisance.

2 Comments on Weeds

  1. jacqui
    June 25, 2011 at 1:06 PM (6 years ago)

    I would never think to take photos like these…but I really like them! I’ve been thinking of taking a photography class sometime soon.

    It’s a coincidence that you visited my blog today. I had a dream a two nights ago. I was on a farm with those big sprinklers. I thought I was in Kansas…although I’ve never been there. And a blonde girl kept asking me to help her look for a dog before the big storm came. I just realized yesterday that everything in the dream was from your blog (except you’re not in Kansas)! I’m not sure why I dreamed it though. And then you showed up today. Hmm…

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    • Julia
      June 30, 2011 at 8:52 AM (6 years ago)

      I definitely recommend taking a photography class. Even though I have a long way to go, the two classes I’ve taken have helped me SO much.

      Also, I’m glad to know that I’ve invaded your subconscious. One step closer to world domination…

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