The Australia trip naturally put a monkey wrench into my blogging schedule, but I didn't want to let October get away without featuring your amazing #lookforthelight Instagram pictures, especially since you guys seem to be getting better and better at every turn.
Because I was using my iPad as my primary photo capturing device for the #goaustralia campaign, I became really focused on ensuring my shots were as good as I could possibly make them -- a struggle, since I'm relatively knew to the mobile-app-photography world. But I have to say, I'm really starting to love it: it exercises a whole set of different muscles from the ones used shooting with an SLR or even a film camera. The light bends in new ways. Without the ability to modify aperture and shutter speed, I'm having to think about composition differently. It has been fun to experiment, and while I haven't gotten my groove down completely yet, I'm starting to really see the attraction of mobile devices as bona fide photography tools. And watching you guys do your thing -- especially since so many of you have been doing this a lot longer than I have -- is so inspiring.
Speaking of which, I wanted to share with you my top 10 favourite #lookforthelight images you've shared with me this month. Be sure to click through to the Instagram streams of these folks -- there's a lot of amazing art going on out there. And if you leave a comment, let them know that you found them through #lookforthelight!