January 26th: Spend the Day Photographing Downtown

We got snow in Denver! I thought it would be a perfect day to go photograph downtown. I started just aimlessly driving around and got my first decent shot at Union Station.

Union Station, Denver

After a while, everything started to look dirty and dreary and I didn’t feel like I was getting good shots so I decided to go explore some of Denver’s great parks. I hit Washington Park first.

My Favorite from Washington Park, Denver

Then City Park.

City Park, Denver

And then Curtis Park.

Curtis Park, Denver

And finally, Globeville Landing.

Globeville Landing

I took other photos but these were my favorite.

It was a nice day. I love the snow and hitting all the different parks was a nice change of pace from staying around downtown all day, even though that was the goal.

January 21st: Read “The Art Spirit”

Well, my book reading is off to a great start. I finished “I’m Thinking of Ending Things” and have to say, it was a GREAT, easy and thrilling read.

As I browse through my list of other things to do this year I came upon, “Read ‘The Art Spirit’”. It was actually a book introduced to me by my art teacher back in high school… that I have to admit was 20 years ago 😮 oh how time flies!

I remember being assigned to read certain passages or sections of the book and always felt inspired. But it was high school and I had a seven class work load, so I didn’t often read for pleasure.

The book has been sitting on my bookshelf, untouched, since then!

I often see if and try to remind myself to read it. Many times I think, that book could build some inspiration to be more artistic on a regular basis. Maybe it is just what I need to inspire myself, artistically.

January 20th: Buy a New Camera

If you cannot tell from some of my other posts I am an avid photographer. I got my BFA in Photography in 2008 and love taking photos in a daily basis.

The goal was with this “thing” to buy a new camera but I was actually fortunate enough to have a friend just give me this digital one.

I have almost always shot with film, aside from using my iPhone. But this new camera could bring a lot of new projects my way.

I cannot wait to start using it!

January 1st: Here we go 2021! 365 Days of Photos

Starting a new year is always like starting a new journey. This is the 4th year I am attempting to do 365 new or fun things. I have a list compiled and will strive each day to check something off. I have yet to do a complete year but whenever I look back I am always grateful for the things I did force or push myself to do.

About 7 years ago I challenged myself to take a photograph everyday. I am challenging myself to that again this year. So my first check mark for the year on my 365 things is to start and push myself everyday to photograph.

Denver, Capital Building

I went down to the capital building this morning, one of my favorite structures and things to photograph in Denver and snapped some shots.

You can follow my photo journey on Instagram or Facebook @megantutinphotography !

Happy New Year! Wishing everyone a safe, healthy and wonderful 2021.

January 21st: Make New Business Cards

About a month ago I decided I wanted to start my own company. It has been a process that has been in my mind for over a decade. Over the past ten years I have had jobs but always tried to keep my photography and graphic design going. Recently I have put myself out there more for graphic jobs and have snagged a few. I need these cards to push that forward. People ask me often about services and I always write my name and number down… always seemed unprofessional.

So I made these today (super simple design from VistaPrint) and ordered them!

I should have them in hand by the beginning of February. I cannot wait to start passing them out and hopefully drum up more business. Eventually, I will make my design but just wanted to keep it simple for now.

February 7th: Start a New Photo Project

I do not even know if I talked about it often in this blog but I have a BFA in Photography. It has been far too long since I did a photo project or really focused on photography. A few years ago I did a 365 day project and have always wanted to try to get back into that.

So today I start a new photo project, this time with a twist.

I found this app called Mission: Pic. It gives you a theme or really just a word everyday to post a picture about or pertaining to that word.

I’m excited for this project because it is not just shooting to shoot. There is more to it. It gives you something to look for in your daily life.

I think sometimes I will post photos that I might have taken in the past, like today. The word was shiny. This is my photo:

Other days I will search out and post new photos. Hoping I can keep this project going for 365 days!

On other notes:

1. I am doing well on not using credit cards.

2. I woke up on time today and took the dogs to the dog park again.

Hope to keep these good trends going!