The `Don`t-Take-Me-For-Granted` Photography Challenge.
On the first of January 2014 , I took the one-picture-a-day-for-a-year challenge because I saw it trending on Tumblr and Weheartit eventhough back then I had no interest in photography itself , I just liked the idea of recording a whole year in a bunch of random pictures.
First of January 2015 , I find myself with almost 365 pictures who weren`t technically perfect (bad lightning , horrible framing ....) but i can`t help getting emotional and nostalgic whenever I looked back at them, it was an amazing excperience.
Beside the emotional outcome of this challenge , I also discovered my crazy passion for photography and I was lucky enough to have two talented photographers as classmates :) so they kind of initiated me in this beautiful art. And you already know how I get driven when I`m passionate so even after the challenge finished , my thirst for learning and improving in the area did nothing but grow and expand especially after starting this blog.
Okay, enough chatting and back to the first of July 2015 .
I`m starting a 90 days challenge , called `Don`t Take Me For Granted` . And you`re welcome to join. But first, let me .... explain the rules.
Take a look around you , right now , a deep look and start counting the things that are always around you, the little things that you never considered as a blessing , things that never crossed your mind some people out there may not have, things wich are for you, basic & obvious.
From your beloved pillow to your eyes with wich you`re reading this, passing by your abilty to wear your clothes on your own , there are countless blessings around us that we take for granted and those are excactly the objects of this challenge .
And besides the gratefulness part , taking awarness of these little things is a great way to practice mindfulness and contentment as it`ll help us focus on what we have instead of what we don`t.
So these are the things I`m willing to take pictures of : the basics - it can be a book, a toothbrush, a moment, a little gesture , a pair of socks , a painting , food , a mug , your favourite pencil ....- it can be ANYTHING really , just take the shot .
And for the sake of photography and creativity , I`ll try to find each day a beautiful way to shot that item and at the end of each week i`ll share the 7 pictures i took here on the blog ( I may keep some pictures for myself though if they`re too personal).
Now, if you wanna join me , please do , I`ll create an istagram account soon inchaAllah with the name `Don`t take me for granted` so you can tag me there , or you can use the hashtag #thebasicsRK on Instagram and Tumblr . RK stands for Randomly Kawtar :p .
LET`S DO IT!!