Opening Up.

So after a year of photography, and doing Photo-a-Day, I’m going to do something very brave.

I’m going to give my dad my Flickr URL.

Okay, it doesn’t look so brave typed out like that, but for me, it is. My dad is the photographer in our family. It’s history. Tradition. And so I downplayed the whole photo thing, which is now a big part of my life, because I wasn’t very good. I was too embarrassed of my ineptitude and I didn’t want my dad to see that.

Intellectually, I know that he would have been delighted to have the URL a year ago, that he wouldn’t have been at all critical and would even have been supportive, but I just didn’t feel good enough.

But now more often than not, I get shots I like, or at least can manipulate past mediocrity.   So I’m going to invite my dad to look at my photostream.

I hope he likes it.

2 Comments to “Opening Up.”

  1. By Erin, December 22, 2008 @ 10:56 am

    I understand how you feel. My Dad is the writer in the family – every time I ask him to look at something for me, or proofread something, I feel like I want to hide in a corner.

    Good for you for sharing your work with him! He will probably love and appreciate it more than you could ever imagine.

    I’d love to see it, too!

  2. By Liz, December 22, 2008 @ 2:19 pm

    I hope he likes it, Erin.

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