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July 18, 2016

Slumps.

We’ve all been there.

This is my attempt at getting out of my slump.

While I was in high school, I spent 365 days taking pictures daily and posting them to my Facebook. Not all of them were gems, actually most of them weren’t, but I was getting better every day.

Fast forward two years, and I decided to try it again. I didn’t make it the full 365 days (at 324 I was close, but much too far behind), but I had produce a lot of new work and grew a lot as a photographer.

Three years later, I am in college, and usually have no problem with taking pictures regularly thanks to photo classes that keep me pretty busy. However, this summer I enrolled in only two courses: Marketing and Psychology. As you might suspect, neither of these classes require much photography, so I haven’t picked up my camera much in the past few months. This is not something I’ve been very proud to admit, and it makes me very nervous for the fact that I intend on doing this for my career…. for the rest of my life.

So, I decided to try again with the idea of daily photos. Five years after my first attempt, I will once again delve into taking pictures every single day. It’s not going to be pretty, and not every photo is going to be award winning - heck I highly doubt any of them will be - but at least I will be making photographs again.

So here’s to day one, July 18, 2016, the time and place I decided to dive head-first back into my passion, while eating pretzel sticks and peanut butter, and trying to put my life back on track.

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