*This is the third in a 3-part series on my defining “words” for 2012. Here’s the first and second ones. I wrote this on New Year’s Eve at a spa resort in Arizona, surrounded by some of the most beautiful mountain scenery I’ve ever laid eyes on. Have you guys been making New Year’s words or resolutions? I’d love to hear about it!
My final New Year’s word is definitely the most tangible and practical of the bunch, since it’s about refining a skill that I’ve been wanting to improve on for a while. I’ve always loved looking at beautiful photographs, but it wasn’t until I bought my Nikon D90 last year that I discovered I really wanted to start making them, too. With just a little practice, my photos went from this to this…and in 2012, I’ve decided it’s time to majorly up my game. I kicked the year off in Arizona with a one-on-one photography class in the desert, and I’m planning to spend some time shadowing my photog friends and hopefully soaking up their wisdom. So readers…this is one New Year’s word where y’all will get to witness my improvement as I show you the projects I’m working on over the next year. And for all you experts out there…feel free to share any advice and critiques along the way!