New Photo Friday

I know, it’s not Friday. Most days I have a hard time remembering what day of the week it is. When you work from home (and don’t have kids going to school or activities), those logistical details start to blur together. But today I do know it’s Tuesday. I’m talking about New Photo Friday today to introduce you to this weekly feature and invite you to join along if you are interested. I’ll have the first official post–first official new photo–this Friday.

I’m starting this feature as a way to motivate myself to purposely make time each week to work on my photography. To look for new subjects and techniques, try new equipment when I’m able, etc. If you’d like to participate you can use this feature however you’d like. If you’d like to use it as a reason just to post a photograph on Friday, that’s great. If you’d like to request feedback from your audience on your photo, super. I’ll be talking about what I liked or disliked about my photo–I may not always post my favorites. I may post ones I was disappointed with for one reason or another and talk about what I might have done differently, or ask for suggestions on different ways to approach my subject. For me, I’d like it to be motivation and learning and improving. For anyone who participates, I want it to be what you would like to make it. Let’s celebrate photography and just have fun with it–together!

I’ve also had requests for specific topic ideas for each week. I, personally, have found I don’t stick with those. I’ve tried to do the photo-a-day with given subject ideas, but I fall off quickly. For those of you who like that structure, I’ve made this list for each of the Fridays to the end of the year. You can use this for inspiration if you like, but please don’t feel like you can’t participate if you didn’t use the assigned subject.

Also, there will be people who are not bloggers participating. They will be submitting their pictures to me and I’ll include them with my image. So if you’d like to participate that way, you’re welcome to do so, I’ll just need your pictures and whatever you’d like to say about them, ask about them, etc., by Wednesday evening to be included in that Friday’s post. And if you’re interested in participating that way, please send me a couple sentences about YOU with your first picture.

I think that about covers it for New Photo Friday, but if you have any questions, please just drop me a line. And finally, I made this graphic you can use if you’d like. If you’d like me to send you the original image file or just code you can paste into your posts, give me a holler.

jennifer forbus - new photo friday

Whether you’re participating or not, I hope you’ll stop by on Fridays to check out the photos. I look forward to your thoughts and insights.

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