It's very difficult to form a true conclusion as to the real identity of the individual known as Leah Smith for she is an enigma amongst humans. A tiny, canvas shoe wearing mystery who constantly eludes those trying to study her. Here's what we know to be fact, born in the late eighties (possibly) in London, under, most likely, a cloud of polution. How she ended up in Somerset remains to be seen, but end up there she did, whispering to cats, prancing about fields and fighting crime in the dead of night under the guise of 'KittenGirl.' All other information is mere sepculation, all we know for certain is that she walks among us and one day, may even save your life.
I just want to preface this by saying I love photographs. I love them, but I rarely take them My favourite past time is going through photo albums and flicking through the pictures on my phone.
Last year, I landed myself a job as an editorial assistant, which basically means that I write stories and take photos for a living. I want to be as good at my job as I possibly can, I get a lot of practise with writing, I’m constantly writing, if it’s not one of many novels, its a blog post or a tweet. (I check my tweets for grammar obsessively.) Taking pictures however is something I have less practise at. Despite that, in the past year, after handling bridge cameras and DSLRs professionally, I’ve noticed that my eye for pictures is changing and getting better, I think about light, I check the framing before I take the shot, I think about the background and play around with focus and effects. I’m not all that up on how photoshop works, but I’m learning about how to doctor photos so that they’re not too dark or over exposed. I really want more practise at this, I want to be the girl with a camera, documenting everything.
As such, my only new year resolution this year, was to take as many pictures as possible and after seeing Rosie (who is an actual photographer) taking up the 365 challenge, I thought I would give it a go too! I am now the owner of three cameras, plus my iPhone, so I thought I ought to make use of them!
However, posting a picture every single day is going to be difficult and boring, so I’m going to bunch them together and post them a month at a time! I missed out at the beginning of the month, so this 365 will end on the 7th January 2015.
1/365 First books of 2014! Also, first library visit of the year. Taken using an iphone hipstamatic app
2/365 A day off means that I get to spend the day in my slippers watching White Collar. Taken with my new iPhone 5C 🙂
3/365 First day of sunlight of 2014! Taken with Samsung smart camera.
4/365 Booking a holiday! Taken with my iPhone.
5/365 The family and the first picture I’ve taken on my instax! Taken with instax mini 8 camera.
6/365 Trip to the Bookbarn! This is a farm that has converted into a bookshop! The book barn are huge barns full of books that are all £1! Taken with my iPhone
7/365 fairy lights! Taken with my Samsung Camera
8/365 Forks! (I found filters.) Taken with my samsung smart camera.
9/365 Shoes. The first prompt on the OKDoThis app. Taken with my iPhone.
10/365 Rain. Again. Taken with my iPhone
11/365 Rreading Sherlock Holmes. Taken with my iPhone.
12/365. Came home to find an abandoned Iggle Piggle. Taken with my Samsung camera.
13/365 The view from the hill I live on! You can just and just see the old slag heap. Taken using my iPhone.
14/365 May the odds be ever in your favour. Taken with my iPhone.
15/365. My favourite quote, trying out some filters. Taken with my Samsung Camera
16/365 evening plans.
17/365 Brilliant headlines on the mirror’s website!
18/365 Oops, almost selfie! Taken with my Samsung Camera
19/365 coasters at Somer Valley FM.
20/365 My niece is going to be a musician I can tell. Taken with my Samsung Camera.
22/365 evening over Norton.
23/365 My dad found this amazing analogue slr at my grampy’s while they were cleaning it out, so new camera for me!
24/365 Sunrise! Taken with my Samsung Camera
26/365 First shoots of spring! Taken with my iPhone
27/365 Show time at Somer Valley FM. Taken using puddingcam app on iPhone.
28/365 Wintery Trees. Taken with my Samsung Camera.
29/365 Whats left of the railtracks near my house. Taken with my iPhone
30/365 My double life. Photographing the SVFM crew for my day job. Taken with nikon dslr that I borrowed from work!
31/365 I’m Lactose Intolerant. But I love M&Ms. I ate the lot and felt ill all afternoon. Taken with my iPhone
32/365 My favourite dress and my new Sherlock pocket watch necklace! Taken with my iPhone.