Day 1 - Home
The first excercise was to think about what we concider to be our home. The first thing that came to mind was my boyfriend. Because I am not very connected to any physical place or anything materialistic for that matter. I don't care where I live, as long as I am with the person I love. But as my boyfriend doesn't like having his picture taken, I soon gave up this idea.
Instead I managed to find something else which makes me smile whenever I look at it: My bookshelf.
Because I read a lot of Ebooks, many of my favorite books are not sitting in my bookshelf. But of the books which I do have in this bookshelf, my favorite book is definitely "The Beach" by Alex Garland.
I bought it last year in Helsinki.
At the time when I was taking the pictures, I was just reading "Struck by lightning" by Chris Colfer.
The Day 1 exercise also asked us to write down 10 reasons why we love our home, so I wrote down 10 reasons why I love my boyfriend.
Day 2 - Friends and Family
On day 2 the prompt was to take pictures of a friend while they are doing something they are passionate about. I am planning to take pictures of my friend while she is drawing but we haven't had time to do this, yet.
Day 3 - Day-to-day
On Day 3, we were asked to take photos throughout the day and document our everyday life. I took these pictures with my phone which is why they are of a low quality.
Here's me in the morning getting ready for work.
My desk at work.
At about 6pm I returned home and my workday was over.
My boyfriend was out with a friend that night, so I made myself some pasta and relaxed while watching a TV show.
In case you wandered, I'm watching Crazy Ex-Girlfriend which is hilarious.
Day 4 - Career
On Day 4 the prompt was to document some projects we are currently working on. The biggest project I'm working on is my novel. I am writing a youth novel. So far, I have only 4 chapters but I'm making progress. So I documented my first chapter and some notes of my plans for plot and structure.
Day 5 - Body
On Day 5 we were asked to think about our best and worst features and to appreciate our body through photography.
Day 6 - Hobbies and Interests
Here we were asked to document one of our favorite hobbies. As I love journaling and do it very regularily, that's what I photographed. Here is my beautiful diary.
And a page from inside it.
Also I followed Cole's advice and made a list of my hobbies and interests.
Day 7 - Self
On Day 7 Cole invited us to think about our favorite things and to take photos of them. I have to admit that I didn't complete this photo prompt but some of my favorite things were already covered in previous prompts. Here's my list.
The Picture You course was so much fun and I can only recommend it to everyone who wants to get creative and dig into photography!