While I was reworking the layout for this blog and its photoblog child shutterclicks I was also thinking of ways to activate myself with my photography. Specifically my photography of other things than dogs ;). I’ve always found various challenges to be a good motivating factor – often taking the images but then forgetting to put them up.
Luckily around the same time Trevor Carpenter published his challenge for the whole year 2008: document your community. In his look at how the challenge has been progressing he posted a vision very similar to mine.
Very soon after I decided to participate in the challenge I starting thinking on how I could utilize the images I took. The thought of creating a book with the selections and other supporting images with some accompanying text was very appealing. The book idea was appealing for two reasons:
- it gives me a clear goal to strive for and focuses my efforts a bit more, and
- it is something I can give to relatives living in other parts of the world to show where I live.
Now we’ll just have to wait and see how I do with the project. If you want, you can follow only my 2008 challenge pictures by looking at the shots tagged with 2008challenge on shutterclicks.