day in the life 2013

my cat woke me up - day in the life 2013 by momentstolivefor

Do you know the project ‘Day in the life‘ by Ali Edwards? It’s such a cool photography project to document your real life, not just the special occasions. The little things, your everyday. The main challenge is to take photos the entire day through and document your actions and your daily routines.

I wanted to do this for some time now and yesterday I finally managed to start with it at the moment I woke up. I placed my iPhone at my nightstand, when I went to bed the night earlier, so I had it at hand in the morning. I challenged myself furthermore by using the VSCOcam and one special filter ‘T2’. I chose this filter, because at the moment I love the faded colors and minimalistic photostyle of Ronnie of Pink Ronnie and Liz of paislee press and wanted to get better in photography. I wanted to change my usual focus and now am pretty proud of myself, that I managed to learn this over this one day. Always amazed how fast one can learn new techniques, if you just concentrate on them for a little while.

beautiful light in the bedroom - day in the life 2013 by momentstolivefor
washed hair - day in the life 2013 by momentstolivefor
getting dressed with jewelry - day in the life 2013 by momentstolivefor
cat and a cup of coffee - day in the life 2013 by momentstolivefor
prepare lunch - day in the life 2013 by momentstolivefor
cellar door - day in the life 2013 by momentstolivefor
by bike - day in the life 2013 by momentstolivefor
way to the office - day in the life 2013 by momentstolivefor
working - day in the life 2013 by momentstolivefor
lunch finished - day in the life 2013 by momentstolivefor
discussion with associates - day in the life 2013 by momentstoliveforicecream on a hot day - day in the life 2013 by momentstolivefor
tweeting - day in the life 2013 by momentstolivefor
way home - day in the life 2013 by momentstolivefor
bike back in the cellar - day in the life 2013 by momentstolivefor
upstairs - day in the life 2013 by momentstolivefor
give me a treat, pretty please - day in the life 2013 by momentstolivefor
watering the plants on the balcony - day in the life 2013 by momentstolivefor
pizza for dinner - day in the life 2013 by momentstolivefor
watching TV - day in the life 2013 by momentstolivefor
watching the rain pour down - day in the life 2013 by momentstoliveforstrawberries and a skype date - day in the life 2013 by momentstolivefor
reading blog posts at feedly - day in the life 2013 by momentstolivefor
reading in bed - day in the life 2013 by momentstolivefor

Did you do this project yourself? What did you learn? I really like to hear about it. I want to do ‘Day in the life’ at least one time a year. What better way to document the changes in your life over the years. It’s these little things, that become big in the end.

PS: Here you can find my other photo projects.

round & round #3

round & round #3 by momentstolivefor

When I left the office last Monday, I was stressed out by this busy work day. I stepped out the door into the warm sunlight and new instantly, that I wanted to make a relaxing bike tour; and that it was time to try a new road. Fortunately I had the good sense to pack my camera in the morning, so I stopped on the way and made a new ’round & round’ photoshooting.

When I look at the photos now, I feel the warm sun on my skin, fresh air filling my lungs and my busy heartbeat calms down.

round & round #3 by momentstolivefor
round & round #3 by momentstolivefor
round & round #3 by momentstolivefor
round & round #3 by momentstolivefor
round & round #3 by momentstolivefor
round & round #3 by momentstolivefor
round & round #3 by momentstolivefor
round & round #3 by momentstolivefor
round & round #3 by momentstolivefor

Look at my other ’round & round’ photos too and how it works. Feel free to play along. If you post your own ’round & round’ photos on your blog, I would be delighted, if you would share the link in the comments. Have fun!

half time at my 365 photo challenge

'cappuccino with friends' by momentstolivefor

It’s been six months since I’ve started this challenge… and I’m still on it – half time. Six more months and 184 photos to go. And I’m proud of it. I’m proud, that I didn’t stop altogether. My feelings haven’t changed since I’ve wrote this post in January about this photo project.

photo project 'one year of cups' January overview by momentstolivefor

Of course there are times, when I’m just not in the mood. But then I post four or five photos at once a few days later. I don’t manage to take one photo every day, but for me the important thing is to keep going. To stay true to this challenge and make it to the end of the year with at least half of the photos, that it should be.

photo project 'one year of cups' February overview by momentstolivefor

It’s such a cool project, because I can remember every moment, when I took one of the photos. I remember, what happened that day and in this moment and where I was, when I drank that cup of coffee or tea.

photo project 'one year of cups' March overview by momentstolivefor

The only camera I use for this photo project is my iPhone 4S camera. It’s simple and handy, and I have it always with me. At the moment I try some camera apps, instead of the normal iPhone camera. My favorite camera apps so far are Camera+, VSCOcam and Gorillacam, because you can set the focus and exposure onto two different points in your picture or play with timelapse and self timer.

photo project 'one year of cups' April overview by momentstolivefor

It’s fun to play with different filters and photo editing apps, to give every photo his own style and feeling. Most of the time I work with Afterlight and Pixlr. I love both filter sets. Additionally I’m very fond of the bokeh in Pixlr and use Afterlight to resize the photos, before I upload them to tumblr.

photo project 'one year of cups' May overview by momentstolivefor

I can’t wait to see these photos printed in a book. Yes, there will be a photobook at the end of the year, showing every single photo. Don’t know yet, how the layout will look like and if every photo will be displayed in the same size. But I definitely want to print them, as a review of the year.

photo project 'one year of cups' June overview by momentstolivefor

 

So, now I’m off to editing and posting another photo of my cup of coffee today. If you want to follow me, you find my project blog here: one year of cups.

round & round #2

round & round #2 by momentstolivefor
When I came back from work and ran some errands in the city, I walked by this spot and immidiately decided to make a new ’round & round’ photoshooting. A few hours earlier it had rained, therefore all leaves were still sprinkled with raindrops, that sparkled beautiful in the sunshine. Love the bright green colors.
round & round #2 by momentstolivefor
round & round #2 by momentstolivefor
round & round #2 by momentstolivefor
round & round #2 by momentstolivefor
round & round #2 by momentstolivefor
round & round #2 by momentstolivefor
round & round #2 by momentstolivefor
You can find my first ’round & round’ photos here and how it works. It’s a little game to get better in photography and search for little details, that would be otherwise unnoticed. It’s unbelievable, how many beautiful spots you can find in such a small space, if you just look closely and long enough. It’s amazing.

Please feel free to play along. If you post them on your blog, please share the link in the comments, so I and others can look at them. Have fun!

new photo project: round & round

photo project: round & round #1 by momentstolivefor

A few days ago the sun was finally out – blue sky, sun everywhere. I didn’t want to just shoot some photos, but challenge myself again. Because I didn’t had the time to drive far, suddenly I had the idea. What if I just choose one point to stand and shoot everywhere around – 360°. Try to capture every beauty that’s around. And that’s when it hit me. That’s my new photo project, additionally to the photo walks with a special theme, this is perfect to get better in photography, to watch out for little details and try to make the best out of every situation. And here’s the result, pretty aren’t they? 🙂

photo project: round & round #1 by momentstolivefor
photo project: round & round #1 by momentstolivefor
photo project: round & round #1 by momentstolivefor
photo project: round & round #1 by momentstolivefor
photo project: round & round #1 by momentstolivefor
photo project: round & round #1 by momentstolivefor
photo project: round & round #1 by momentstolivefor
photo project: round & round #1 by momentstolivefor
photo project: round & round #1 by momentstolivefor

 

one year of cups: the first month

photo project: one year of cups - january collage

As a New Year’s resolution I started two photo projects. One is to take a picture every day of my everyday life and one of a cup, regardless of which content. I posted about both projects here. The first month is over and I managed to stay motivated and took almost every day one photo. So I thought, it would be fun to make a collage of the pictures of this month.

What a project! I love it. Although it’s hard to think of new angles and scenes to put one cup in everyday, it’s fun to see what I’ve already created – how many different pictures I’ve got and what ideas became reality. It’s a real challenge, but I’ve already lerned so many things, like using my photography apps better or what to consider when placing the cup – like light and shadow, background and many more things.

If you are interested in following me and seeing how I will do in February,
take a look at my one-year-of-cups blog.

 

 

Wintertime: photo session in the snow

How about a little photoshooting on a snowy winterday? If you are taking a walk with friends or your family, take your camera with you. This opportunity to take photos in the snow doesn’t come along that often. So here’s some inspiration:

have fun and enjoy 🙂
Sabine

Want some more Wintertime inspiration? Then look over here:

finally fall: falling leaves photoshoot

finally fall: falling leaves photoshoot by Moments to live for
Greetings from Denmark. It’s been lovely and fun here so far. I’m in Odense with some friends for a week. With my good friend Susanne I had some fun photoshoots and this is one of them.

Just take some leaves, throw them up in the air and enjoy, when you stand in a rain of leaves. Make sure the photographer sits close to you on the ground and that the camera points into the right direction – maybe take some testshoots first. The lower the camera is positioned, the better you can capture the falling leaves. We used the wide angle objective (18 mm).

finally fall: falling leaves photoshoot by Moments to live for
Have fun! 🙂
Want some more fall inspiration? Then look over here:

photo project: bed-to-bed distance

bed and tachometer

This was my second photo project on my big biketour, beside the 25 km photo project. I didn’t wanted to just take photos of every room or house I stayed over night and put them next to each other, but remember something special about this place. And what better way to recall a place by remembering where you slept: the bed. So I shot every evening, when I arrived, a photo of the bed and, the important part, with my tachometer on it. This way I still can remember how many kilometers I rode that day and how much I longed for the bed 😉

photo project: bed and tachometer on a biketour

photo project: 25 km

Before I went on my big biketour I asked myself, how I could document my tour best without taking photos of just beautiful landscapes and moments. I wanted to remember everything of my trip, even the hard times to recall, what I achieved and what I’m capable of now.

So I came up with the idea of taking two snapshots every 25 km – one of my tachometer with the meter reading and a little bit of blurred surroundings and one of the landscape in focus. This way I remember even the not so photogenic parts of the biketour and really know, which roads I travelled.











You see here just a few example pictures of this photo project, because I drove over 950 km in eleven days and I don’t feel like burden you with all 38 photos. 😉

All photos were taken with my Olympus E-520