We have been changing things up a little bit here at Brewed Together and are wanting to try some new things this year. Last year we pushed ourselves to create content and much brainstorming went into the process. Now that we have a good rhythm and know what we are passionate about, we decided that this year we are going to focus on the quality of content and how we can tell a little bit more of our story within each post for you guys.
As we started to think about how we can do this, the idea of ‘What’s Brewing?’ came up. What’s Brewing will be a regular post that highlights our process and what inspires us. It can be anything from a behind-the-scenes look at how we style and shoot photos to what we are looking at for inspiration, and everything in between. We are hoping that this will become a more personal look into what we do.
To start us off for What’s Brewing, I thought I would share about one of my goals for 2014. Over the past few years, I have been focusing on improving my photography. I have always loved photography, but never seriously perused it for several reasons. The main reason was the tech side; I was a little overwhelmed by my camera, the settings, and how to properly expose a photo. If you are new to photography, you are probably thinking the same things. It was not until last year that I started to understand my camera and how to dial in the settings to take better photos. I can trace this all back to one of my goals for 2013, I call it my 365 Project. Last year I decided to take at least one photo a day and my only stipulations were that it had to be on manual settings on our DSLR and I couldn’t use my iPhone. This did several things, but what made the biggest difference is that it made me slow down and actually figure how to set my camera up properly. I can’t explain how great it feels to dial in the settings and capture the photos that I envision.
So using my goal from last year as a building block for this 2014, I decided to reach a little further and see how I can develop this skill even more. This year I have decided to get back to the basics and shoot 12 rolls of film. I’m aiming to slow down the process even more and become more intentional about each and every shot. I can get into the habit of mindlessly firing off several shots before I start to think through what I am shooting and how to frame the shot that I want. My other photography goal is to go on 12 photo adventures with the intention that this will force me to continually explore and look at the world in new ways.
As you start to get settled into 2014, make sure to be intentional about what you are wanting to accomplish. And remember to have fun and enjoy every moment!
Photography by Kaleb Nimz