One of my favorite parts about going to FIT is seeing how different people interpret the same set of guidelines for projects. I think it's so interesting how a group of people can receive the same information, but each end up with a vastly different result. So when I heard about the Idiom Photo Project, I was instantly intrigued.
It's run by two photojournalism majors at Ohio University, one of whom I went to preschool and high school with, and the basic premise is that participants are given a new phrase and a new individual word every week. Then they go out and take a photograph that captures the meaning of that word or phrase to them. At the end of the week, all the submissions are posted on the Idiom site.
Can we be honest for a second here? We can do that, right? Okay. So, I am not a photographer. I'm just a girl with a little pink point-and-shoot camera (yes, it's pink. Of course it's pink.) who likes taking pictures. My school program can get pretty stressful, and I like having a creative outlet that isn't graded. I really wanted to submit a photo to the Idiom Photo Project, but I was nervous that mine would be somehow less legitimate because I don't study photography or have a DSLR camera (although learning more about photography and getting a grown-up camera are on my list of things to do eventually). I waffled for quite some time before convincing myself to click the send button on my submission email. But I eventually did, yay! The photo I took was for the 'Here Comes The Sun' phrase assignment, along with some gorgeous photos by other people participating in the Idiom Photo Project.
Have you ever wanted to do something, but needed to muster up some creative courage?
I'm glad you did it! I was in the same situation about starting a blog. In the beginning I used my year abroad as an excuse to get a blog to show pictures to my family and friends and write about my life over here but it quickly became 'craft-invaded' heheReplyDelete
I was just talking about this with a friend who also blogs-- how difficult it is to get the courage to hit 'Publish' that first time! Thank you so much for the encouragement. And I loooove your blog, I'm so glad you commented because I just subscribed and can't wait to read more about your craft adventures!Delete