Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Relax. Breathe. Shoot.

So upon writing my last post I had one distinct thought come to mind, "you need to get behind your camera again".

When I really got into photography in high school, my dad would take me out on little "photo adventures". We would wake up early in the morning, or go out before the sunset. My dad would ask me "right or left?" Then we would just drive until the good light was gone stopping to take photos along the way.

{This photograph is probably my favorite picture that I have ever taken. I took this when I was starting to really get into photography, so it's not perfect but it was on one of our photo adventures. I absolutely love deserted barns and ruined windows.}

I felt like I took my best photos when I was with my dad on those random trips because I was completely in my element. I was with someone who didn't care how long I took focusing on a broken piece of wood, or how long I took adjusting my settings. No one else was around. There was no pressure, or competition. I had no reason for taking the photos except that I just wanted to. They weren't for a project or for anyone, just for me. 

{ugh! Blogger made this one blurry for some reason! But this was an early morning trip, it was absolutely beautiful outside}

I desperately want to get back to this.

Don't get me wrong, I love my little photo business that I have started up. I love making people happy through photographing their precious moments. But I want to get back to my roots, and remind myself why I wanted to do this in the first place. 

So after writing my last post I decided I am going to devote at least one day a month to shooting. I'm going to start my own little "photo adventures" (and if any photographers want to join me I would be more than thrilled to not adventure on my own :)) and I will post the pictures here at the end of each month. I decided to devote a post to this so that I will actually do it. when I put a goal in writing...especially on the internet...I tend to actually do it. 

I might not be able to fit it in this month, but I am so excited to be doing this again. Even if I had to force myself :)


  1. I love this post Cassie!! I agree that when there's no pressure, it's easier to get in your own groove and bust out some great photos. I try to do creative shoots with my sister and little Emma and even my dogs that always end up my favorite. If only we were closer we could have photography adventures together!! If you're ever in Logan, let's hook up. There's some great canyons and lakes near by! ;)

  2. Ah I would love that! Logan is gorgeous!