For the last ten minutes I've been staring at the computer trying to figure out what to write about today.
Just above my computer is a bookshelf and suddenly there was my answer, "The Book of Awesome". I have no idea where or when I got the book, but I started to look through it. It's built on a foundation of seemingly routine things in our lives that become awesome simply because we think about them. They're little things, but critical ingredients to putting a smile on our face. (click the image on the left for the link to Amazon and the book's page.)
Here are some examples..."Peeling an orange in one shot," "Hanging your hand out the car window," "Eating a free sample of something you have no intention of buying," "Eating the extra fries at the bottom of the bag." Okay, so I think you get the picture.
What if together we came up with "The Book of Awesome for Photographers"? Here's what I've got so far...feel free to add to the list.
"Finding the lens cap you haven't been able to find for weeks in a jacket pocket!"
"Putting a post up with no typos."
"Vendors at a convention who remember your name."
"Breaking your first 1000 followers on Twitter."
"Buying a camera accessory that comes heat sealed in one of those blister cards and getting it open without cutting yourself."
" The first five minutes at any convention."
"Having somebody write something nice about a post you've written."
"A troll who apologizes."
"A service department telling you not to worry, the repair on your camera is no-charge."
"Having a client send you a note to thank you for their photographs."
"Seeing an old friend at a convention."
"Thinking you lost your phone and finding it slipped under the seat of the car."
"Getting a call or email from a friend on one of those days when nothing seems to go right."
"Getting something done ahead of schedule or the deadline."
Check out "Why?" one of the most popular features on the SCU Blog. It's a very simple concept - one image, one artist and one short sound bite. Each artist shares what makes the image one of their most favorite. We're over 100 artists featured since the project started. Click on the link above and you can scroll through all of the episodes to date.