It’s 2010. (Seriously?!) And with every New Year, I can’t help but take time to reflect. And think about the things I still want to accomplish. The New Year brings new ideas & new goals. So what do I want out of this year? I want to continue growing my business and be able to put my personal stamp on everything I do. What kind of photographer do I want to be? I want to be a photographer who can capture more than just great pictures. They have to be real moments. How do I that? Well, I think I’m on the right track, but feel like I have a long way to go. I have to continue to practice, lose the timid side and keep my heart in it.
I decided that my first order of business would be to create a mantra for myself. Basically a few little words I can keep in my brain that will remind me to capture the kind of images I loooove. Like, L-O-V-E love. There are a lot of bases to cover in one itty-bitty mantra, so as I pondered over this, a thought kept coming to mind – just keep it simple. So I thought, yes I definitely want to keep my mantra simple. Hmm… What’s a good mantra? What’s a good mantra…? It took a second, but then the “Duh” bell went off in my brain. Hello?!
Keep. It. Simple.
That should be your mantra! There are no better words to encompass all those things I want than Keep It Simple. In 2010 I want my images to be simple. More real. I want them to be raw. I want to look at the photos and feel like I can see a piece of the soul. I want laughter, running, jumping, cuddles. I want to capture those beautiful, simple moments in life. I want to carry the minimal amount of equipment with maximum results. I want to simplify everything. (Not a bad idea for my personal life either.)
So as I open my eyes each morning, I want to remember those 3 little words. Keep. It. Simple.
Oh, and 2010? Bring it.