[The Kid's Sunday morning watercolor art through the eyes of my SLR alone, and then through my Instax and then my SLR.]
I bought myself an instax camera as a post-holiday treat. On the one hand, it's a toy. On the other, it's very good training, particularly when it comes to composing shots well.
I have never been the least bit ashamed of using editing software to make my photos better--it's just one more tool. And I love that, with the invention of digital cameras, I can take 10 shots of the Kid running around and not feel wasteful when I only keep the best one.
But there's something to be said for really making yourself stop and think before you press the shutter button. About making each photo cost a little something (close to a buck a piece, actually). I don't know that it's better or worse, just different and interesting.
As an excuse to practice, I've been participating in Raincoast Creative Salon's #foliophoto alphabet project on Instagram. Pretty simple idea--starting with "A" each day we're all photographing something that starts with a different letter of the alphabet. It's made for some beautiful photos, so if you're a fan of such things I would encourage you to check out the hashtag. Happy Friday, friends!