By the end of 2009 I bought a DSLR – a decision that way accompanied by a lot of initial doubt, frustration and great joy when things started to fall in place. Ever since I carried my camera to various places around the world – from the US West coast to the Japanese East coast and back to Munich. It was always fun. However, it was a highly irregular hobby, with my camera lying around for weeks, sometimes for months.
Therefore I made a resolution: I want to shoot more regular and become a better photographer. To gain traction on this resolution, I want to publish my progress once a week on this blog. That way I have a journal of my progress.
Making things a little more interesting, I’ll use David duChemin’s book ‘TEN – Ten Ways To Improve Your Craft. None of them involve buying gear‘. It’s an eBook, I bought being intrigued by its low price (just five US$ – less than a latte at a Munich Starbuck’s) and by the reviews I read. It’s structured into ten separate lessons, each accompanied by so called’ creative excercises’. Although I cannot tell whether the guidance is good or not, it’s an interesting read by itself. The verdict about the quality comes in ten weeks.
So, if you’re interested, follow me on my way to photography greatness … or watch me fail. However, I hope it will be fun and one of my highlights of 2010 – yes, it’s a totally self-indulging activity, but this is my blog and I can do whatever I want to.