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announcing: the slice of life project

Okay, I can’t hold it in any longer. I alluded to my Big Idea on Friday, but I can’t keep secrets for long, so here goes:

In January, I will be offering an online photography workshop, focusing on p pay it forward forex binary hotographing everyday life in beautiful and artful ways.

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Okay, now I need to take a deep breath because I just told you my Big Idea which means now I actually have to DO IT! Accountability, baby!

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This “Slice of Life” thing started small, but has taken on a life of its own. When I started Slice of Life Tuesdays almost a year and a half ago, my goal was a personal one. I was drifting and had very little time on my hands, but knew I wanted to do something creative. The simplest and most effective thing I could do was pick up my camera and photograph my everyday life.

Very quickly, I realized that I was not alone in this desire to make time for creativity and make peace with life exactly as it is. So I created the Slice of Life Tuesday Flickr group and opened the doors to a beautiful community of creative people with cameras. I am inspired every day by the people who share photographic Slices of Their Lives with the group.

As I approach the one-year anniversary of the Flickr group, I want to dig deeper. My “Slice of Life” approach does not only apply to photography. It’s a way of life. It’s a way of seeing, noticing, and appreciating the nuances and details that make our lives special. It’s a way of embracing and honoring the imperfections in ourselves, our loved ones, our messy kitchens, and cluttered shelves. It’s about saying that my life is binäre optionen wie roulette just right the way it is. More than that, tutorial robot opzioni binarie it’s beautiful.

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This workshop will not require the perfect camera or fancy lenses or knowledge of ISO, aperture, or shutter speed. binäre optionen macd strategie It won’t even require you to get out of your pajamas or make your bed! It will only require you to show up with a camera (ANY camera), an open mind, and a creative spirit.

I will be opening registration for The Slice of Life Project in a few weeks. Until then, I will be in major planning mode. I have so many exciting ideas that I can’t wait to share with you. In the meantime, I will be updating you periodically on my progress. cash advace If you’d like to be the first to know when registration is open, where can i easily take out a loan join my mailing list binary options ripoff !

If you’d like to help me with this Big Idea, I will be forever grateful to you. Here are a few things you can do:

  1. In the comments below, tell me what you would most like to learn from The Slice of Life Project. What would you find enjoyable, useful, or educational?
  2. Spread the word! Tweet about it or Facebook about it or email your friends and link to this blog post. 
  3. If you tweet about it, use the hashtag #sliceoflifeproject. I tried to think of an abbreviation and considered #solproject, but “S.O.L.” stands for something that I don’t want associated with this project. 🙂
  4. Grab a badge. Feel free to put the badge you see below on your blog, website, or forehead and link to http://www.darrahparker.com/slice-of-life-project. (If you put it on your forehead, please send photos.)
  5. Send me chocolate. I’m going to be glued to the computer the next few weeks. I’m going to need chocolate. 

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rachael maddox - October 18, 2010 - 5:39 pm

wooo hooo! rock it, mama! i'm sure this will be utter joy & adventure! 🙂

Chelsea - October 18, 2010 - 6:09 pm

You go, girl! I'm definitely going to post this on FB and possibly my blog (which gets TONS of readers-haha) later today. Yayyyy!

gina - October 18, 2010 - 6:56 pm

would love to be a part of this <3 I know it will be awesome

;D

Eva - October 18, 2010 - 7:23 pm

Way to go Darrah! I'm so happy for you 🙂 Can't wait to take the course, hopefully I'll be here and not on vacation. Would love to learn about your techniques with Natural light since I know you use that alot!

rgay - October 18, 2010 - 7:25 pm

What type of chocolate do u like? Where should I send it? 😉 looking forward.

Kylie - October 18, 2010 - 8:46 pm

eeep! woot! go you!
working with natural light would be something i would like to learn about … and i second rgay – what type of chocolate? :o)

urban muser - October 18, 2010 - 9:14 pm

sounds like a great idea. i'll be sure to give you a shout out on my blog this week to help spread the word!

SandyDFromNJ - October 18, 2010 - 11:36 pm

Congratulations! What an awesome project!!

I want to take better pictures, plus I'd like to play with images to find a style, or type of imagery that resonates with me personally.

Phoe - October 19, 2010 - 12:24 pm

Well done!

Emma - October 19, 2010 - 4:22 pm

This sounds great!

Something I need a lot of help with is learning to photograph *people* well!

david, in the tree house - October 19, 2010 - 4:45 pm

count me in
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Rosie Grey - October 19, 2010 - 8:54 pm

That sounds so great, Darrah! So, what is your favourite chocolate and were can I send it to???
As to questions – I'll think about it. One I already know, however: I'd like to learn to take photos the way you are doing it with your "family project" (visiting every month for a year) – they have the feeling of snapshots (not posed) but they have so much in it…

Lillian - October 19, 2010 - 11:39 pm

Ooooh – I can't wait!! I always love lists:) Especially in an inspiration/project sense – lists of ideas and suggestions are always helpful! So, even as everyone works through a projects, pdf files with all of the details in lists are a big help to me in case, um – life;), gets in the way and I get a bit behind!

Yvonne - October 22, 2010 - 8:08 pm

Finding the right moment is difficult, I think. I can't wait for the class to start!

Margarita - October 23, 2010 - 2:50 am

I want to do the photography workshop! I admire your work in photography and I'm happy for you
My problem is I do not speak English well, but I'll try
Send you hugs full of chocolate 😀

Mitch - October 24, 2010 - 1:06 am

As we participate in the challenge, I'd love to find out the techniques used to achieve the beautiful results we view. I learned along time ago, high school is ooohhhh so far away, that it isn't the camera that makes the shot. It is the eye of the artist. So many times, when being the photographer, I've been asked, "What kind of camera is that? Oh, which lens? Did you use any filters? Did you "photoshop" it?". Despite my knowledge that it is often right time, right place, right light, right timing…right eye is the most compelling answer. I still love to learn new techniques, tricks or methods to try in learning more and perfecting my own eyestyle, yes, I just made that up.

Each of us is an artist and architect in/of our daily lives. It will be a priviledge to challenge myself along with all those viral others…you know, build it, they will come, to celebrate the little reminders that life is ___________. fill-in-the-blank.

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