As 2012 comes to a close, I’ve been sifting through a lot of photos in an effort to get them organized. I always find it fun to take a look back at what I’ve been up to over the course of a year. Time passes so quickly, I’m thankful I have so many photographs to serve as reminders of all the little things and big things in my life.
Taking inspiration from Susannah Conway, I thought I’d share with you a few of my favorite images from the year. A chunk of these are shots from my iPhone, the camera I always have with me. As I went through these, I realized I was experimenting A LOT with photo apps on my iPhone. The early part of the year is characterized by a complete lack of consistency in the style of shots from my iPhone as I tried just about every photo app I could get my hands on. Now, I’ve finally gotten that out of my system. And my photos thank me.
This year also saw the return of Polaroid into my life. It takes patience and practice but when you get it right, there really is nothing like a Polaroid. I’ve really come to love these dreamy images. I sold my first fine art image at an exhibition earlier in the year. And it was a Polaroid.
And those of you really observant folks will have noticed that I no longer have my Instagram feed or links on the site. After the confusion surrounding Instagram’s changes in their terms of service, I’ve decided to stop using it. Yes, they’ve backtracked on what they initially changed but the fiasco made me re-evaluate the benefit I was getting out of it. In the end, I just felt that no matter what their terms, my photo sharing time was better spent elsewhere. And as I peel back the onion that was Instagram, you’ll see fewer photos shared directly on Facebook.
So where will I share my photos? Here of course. And also Flickr where I have been and continue to be. On Flickr I enjoy connecting with other photographers in various groups and find inspiration from iPhone, DSLR, and Polaroid artists. And now they’ve got a great new iPhone app for managing my photostream. It’s just a better fit for me all around.