Yesterday in between basketball games I went to the Meltdown Winter Ice Festival in Richmond, Indiana. I not only went there as a spectator but also to take some photographs. I was invited to the event on FB by one of my moms FB friends. If you have never been I suggest you go. The ice art was beautiful. The evening wasn't too cold and you could enjoy the many artists while walking around downtown Richmond in 38 degrees weather. Richmond has also got some neat areas of town now that they have revitalized with restaurants and shops. But I didn't have time for that yesterday!! (save that for another day) The reason I went was to get out of my "normal photo mode". I think if you are doing any type of photographs..either with your iphone, ipad, film or even your expensive DSLR you all know what I mean. Sometimes you need to get out of your comfort zone and go take something completely different. Even if you aren't sure of the settings you want to use. That is ok because digital makes that part easy for you and its called the delete button.
I also think everyone needs to just have fun while taking photos. All work and no play isn't fun at all! Who cares what you are taking photos of as long as you are doing what you love! Also, remember we aren't back in 4-H at the exhibit hall being critiqued by that same old mean judge every year either. This is for you so go out and give it a try. I promise you will like it!!