An Update On 365 Days Of Portraits

So, what some of you may not know is that I spent 12 weeks this past summer working for a nonprofit. While this time was extremely fulfilling, it also very draining.

We worked long days without much downtime, the thing is even if I had the power to go back and change it, I wouldn’t. I loved every second of it. Some of my fondest memories happened this summer. Despite everything it proved to be a time of growth and restoration in my life.

Now that you know that, I want you to know that during that time I was shooting every day. In fact, I was shooting a lot every day. I was their media intern. I managed the Snapchat, the Instagram, and the Facebook. I didn’t just take and post 1 portrait I day; I took hundreds. I posted photo after photo after photo.

Now after 12 weeks, you could imagine how draining that cycle became. The truth is that I was really burned out after that experience. The shooting had lost its excitement; I needed a break.

I took a few weeks off and found a way to make shooting fun again. I began shooting people that I loved, people that made me laugh and smile, people that made the overall experience of shooting enjoyable.

After that, I moved to Chicago. Now, I’ve been shooting fairly regularly, however – I don’t know enough people to get back on track with portraits. While I’m working up the courage to ask total strangers, I’m going to commit to posting a photo every day. Even if it isn’t a portrait.

The goal of 365 days of portraits was to enhance and refine my photography, so I’m going to keep doing that even if the outcome changes a little.

If you have questions, connect with me on my about page. If you don’t have questions, I’ll be updating you regularly again here on the blog.

Best,
Randalyn

PS: Here’s a gallery of some of the work I’ve done recently.

2 Comments Add yours

  1. ecorbin1 says:

    I hope you find joy in this and look forward to seeing your photos x

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    1. aw, thanks! I’m really looking forward to it.

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