Since I was feeling inspired with my camera in the mall on Saturday, I decided to take it over to my friend (Coral's) house for dinner and movies that same night.
And I think I may just be onto something...
I think one of the keys to getting out of a photographic rut is shooting something/somewhere you've never shot before.
Even if it's nothing particularly exciting. (Like eating pizza and watching movies on a Saturday night.)
And even though I didn't shoot for long, I felt excited about how my 'regular compositions' looked entirely different in the backdrop of a house I'd never shot in before.
Even if I was just taking a bunch of pictures of kids with pears and plums sticking out of their mouths.
And then we moved into the living room where Cole read.
And Josiah provided comedic relief.
And then we watched a movie. (How Great is our God)
And if I hadn't been so interested in the movie, I'd have kept shooting. But instead, I turned off the lights and snuggled up on the couch with kiddos on either side of me sat there with my mouth hanging wide open while I listened to Louie Giglio talk about the fact that the there's a star called Beetleguise that is so big that you could fit 262 trillion Earths inside of it.
And Beetleguise isn't even the biggest star.
And that's way cooler than photography.
Oh, and for those of you who were wondering - I just carried my camera around the mall sling-style with a new camera strap that I recently ordered. So far, I like it. (And my blue purse is from Macy's. I think this is it, though it was 40% off a few weeks ago when I had to retire my old purse on account of some really big holes in it.)