Egg Photo Challenge – Possibly the best artistic decision I made in 2021
Back in March, I was feeling creatively dry. I’m sure it had something to do with all the instagram scrolling and because of that comparing myself to others and feeling “less than”.
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But, with that came a desire to restart all of those creative juices and the only way I could think to do that was to challenge myself. I had seen photography challenges, but I wasn’t inspired by any of them. So enter the egg challenge. I made it up. I tried to think of something easily accessible, something people typically have around the house.
It’s simple, yet difficult to make interesting. And that as it. The decision was made and I made a list of photography styles and techniques and got to work.
For the first half of the month, I off and on dreaded my daily egg photo. I would wait until the very end of the day (like 11:15) to take and photo and edit it. Then, something changed around the middle of the month. I was actually looking forward to the egg photo. I was thinking and planning what I was going to do that day. I was researching editing techniques. I was learning.
I learned so much in the month of March that it has spilled over consistently into my current style of editing. I would still be in my funk if I hadn’t been tired of where I was as an artist.
So this is my encouragement to myself and to anyone else that may read this. Challenge yourself to grow and learn. Never stop.