#15: Mat 20 photos & give to friends as presents

Ta-da!

I think everyone has received their presents, so I guess I’ll explain my last post now.

I’m a chronic picture-taker.  It didn’t start until I purchased my first digital camera.  Film cameras, with their guessing-game shots and expensive developing, never appealed to me as anything other that functional tools used to take pictures of events and friends.  Digital cameras appealed to my need to take shot after shot after shot, discarding those that don’t work for me.  I’m not a natural photographer, other than the fact that I can take pictures for people without cutting off heads or being out of focus.  I’ve always had an above-average artist’s eye, but not something that is so special as to give me any kind of bragging rights.

Over the years, I’ve taken many pictures, none outstanding but ranging from decent to pretty good by my own standards.  These pictures have been condemned to a grave either on my hard drive or on online accounts such as Snapfish of Shutterfly.   Out of the hundreds of pictures, I have few shots I would consider framing and to be honest I have never made the effort to do so.   This is where #15 comes in.  It forced me to pick pictures I thought my friends might like and mat them for easy framing in case they wanted to use them.  Most importantly, I wanted to send them as surprises, not for Christmas or birthdays.

The response has been positive, and I hope they really liked the pictures they received, and if not, forwarded the picture along to someone who might be interested.

Now that I have my first started DSLR camera (the Nikon D40) I have really started to become interested in the art aspect of photography.  Through Project 365, I hope to better my skills, although I’m certain that 99% of my pictures will continue to be of the hilarious faces of my precious pups.

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4 thoughts on “#15: Mat 20 photos & give to friends as presents

  1. I love it! I can’t decide if I want to leave it to enjoy at home or bing it to work to enjoy on my desk. Surprises are great 🙂

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