I’m going to warn you now.
I’m brain dumping on you people.
Some of those who really know me and have been reading/following my blog for quite sometime have known that I love love love, taking pictures. I don’t have photography business, though that would be awesome but I don’t want to step on my friends who are photographers and take business away from them. Honestly, that type of photography is not at all what I’m interested in either. I love taking pictures of random junk, nature and well my kids at random moments. But this isn’t the point of my brain dump.
Again, those who have followed me know that I have done photo-a-day challenges. One was with Fat Mum Slim. I have no idea how I got around to finding her and joining in on the challenge but it was fun and awesome..for a while. I did it mostly last summer when it was nicer out and I could actually go outside and take pictures using the wonderful natural light we do get in the summer and not have to put on a million things to stay warm. I stopped doing her photo-a-day thing because it was hard to see all the pictures that were posted that day and I honestly felt that more and more actual photographers were being brought into the group and my pictures looked like crap next to theirs.
Since then, I joined a different one, one that wasn’t strictly on Facebook but through a separate website. I loved being able to see all the pictures that were posted that day. More people were apt to post a comment on my picture if they wanted to than just the people who posted like a couple of minutes before I posted mine. I enjoyed it for a while but as of late I’ve noticed that after I post my picture, because I generally do it in the morning, other people in the group post pretty much the same thing! It’s like these people don’t have a creative bone in their body. For example, the list for the month is sent out like a couple of days before the month is to start ok? I looked at last month’s list and I noticed that there was one that said “Conversation” I knew what I was going to do for that prompt. I took pictures of those Conversation Hearts, days before the prompt came up,
I even did some of these for the other prompts that were coming up like, ” Little Heart” “Red”
Granted, yes I knew that it was around Valentines Day and Conversation Hearts were out, but there are other ways of conveying conversation instead of doing what everyone else is doing.
As far as the other two I posted here. The little heart one, so the one that looks like I drew it….someone totally copied that one. Like it was almost plagiarized. Color and all. I was pissed. And the heart one, someone else did this too..
Why do people have to copy each other? Really?
I mean I know imitation is a form of flattery but I don’t even know these people. Mr. N asked one day after I told him that someone copied one of my pictures, why I was still doing it. The only thing I could think of was that I really do like taking pictures and seeing what other people do for the prompt.
Another thing about my photo-a-day thing is that I’m getting burnt out. I really don’t have any motivation to get my camera out and take pictures. I think it’s the winter. I hate this winter, and I’ll be glad that it’s over. I just don’t know if I should continue. I started making a photo scrapbook with the pictures I’ve taken so far with this photo-a-day group. But I don’t want to quit, I want to be able to complete this, you know? I’m currently four days behind in this group and I don’t know what I want to do for the prompts.
I don’t know what to do.