Personal Projects give me life. There is no pressure, no timeline and possibilities are endless. Just like the photo shoot I did with my youngest daughter recently. I had the perfect dress from a traveling dress series I was participating in this year. On a whim, me and my daughter loaded up and drove down to one of my favorite spots. We stumbled across some wild horses down by the river. Just wading around in the cool water. There is something majestic about wild horses that I can’t put my finger on. They are unlike anything I have ever seen before.
There are still wild horses that roam the West. How cool is that? Arizona has dated this specific herd all the way back to the 1900’s. In 2015, the US Forest service declared they be captured and removed from the land. That was when the Salt River Management Group was created. They are here to protect and preserve these beautiful creatures.There are hundreds of these horses have been threatened multiple times to be rounded up and killed. People like me continue to sign petitions to let these creatures live and thrive. They are still wild animals, but they will not bother you if you stay out of their way. They are free to roam up and down the Salt River of Arizona for now.
Personal projects are a perfect way to create and try new techniques. It’s the perfect opportunity to let go of any doubts and just shoot. Practice shooting in different light. Try out a new technique you have been wanting to work on. Maybe it’s just to make sure I pick up my camera and shoot everyday. Whatever it is, I make it a point to shoot at least once a month for myself. I need to have something creative, something that keeps me inspired. I have found that when I have projects to work on, I see the best results. I am always learning new things and better ways to do things. I highly recommend joining a project or creating your own. My projects always involves my kids mainly. I just love creating memories with them.
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