Week 1: Self Portrait
Hi. I’m Liz.
2014 was an intense year. I was pregnant with my 3rd kid. I left my work-from-home job the last month of pregnancy. I birthed to my kickass daughter. Took her on a job interview. Started a new job the same week a war started. Became Marketing Director at a startup. Began getting dressed in the morning to arrive at an office.
Managed to make it to 2015 juggling my huz, my 3 kids, new job, community, blog, everything else I make work and…. 52 Frames. Somehow, I never missed a week.
This was a learning week. Learned something new about my camera. I took a LOT of shots of a LOT of different subjects and I didn’t want to go with another flower or fruit… Took way better shots than this but this is what I felt in the end. BUT I learned so much about the technique and am grateful.
Week 41: Macro
It might not look like it here, but I learned a lot this week.
Week 33: Ice
The ice is fake. The heat is real.
Oddly, I used less effects than usual on this one.
Week 31: App Effects
After attempting a lot of set-up shots that just didn’t work, I made a Hail Mary pass when, while juggling 3639846 things, I noticed Bebe standing at the window.
Week 28: Women
After three years of working from home, I went back to an office this week. The week that war threatens my kids, I’m no longer a 5 minute drive from them. I’ve been struggling with this fact, and then I remember my original intent: I can show them, my boy or girls, what a woman can do. A woman can work, and parent, and move, and care, and thrive, and love, all in one day, all in the same moment. Since having a second daughter four months ago, the kind of example I set them has been a constant thought. And then there are moments when I see how my older girl can move, can care, can thrive, can love, that I realize… she’s on the path to becoming that kind of woman, too.
Learned something new this week – did not know there was a whole photographic genre called ‘forced perspective.’ Also had thought this type of stuff was cheesy, so I’m glad i got to go for emo here.
And the reason I had actually been sighing at our future was this article.
Week 20: Forced Perspective
Been thinking a lot about our future lately, coming to terms with the fact that we are killing ourselves.
Clearly exhausted and at a 30% lower brain function than usual, I misread the theme this week – did not realize it was a ‘scene.’ So this is more of an icon. Of a creepy, beloved home invader.
Week 18: Movie Scene
“He should not be here when your mother is out!”
Pardon me while I totally have a week where I need to submit for the sake of continuity… Action is tough. At least my subjects had fun.
Week 8: Action
A theme that is a win-win for all involved…