Hello TLC PHOTOLIFE GOUP!! I hope your weekend was a great one! 

This is our first assignment. PLEASE let me know if you have any questions.

Are you oblivious to the world around you?

Or do you have a keen eye for the lessons life can teach you?

 

When you walk into a room, what do you see? Do you see a chair missing from the front row? Or the light bulb burned out in the corner? Or do you miss all of these details, remaining lost in your own thoughts? 

Being observant is more than just noticing the minutiae in a room; it is a way of looking at life itself. Becoming a student of the world and paying close attention to your environment will help you grow in numerous ways.

Becoming more attentive helps you to grow in wisdom. The Bible says, “Walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as WISE” (Eph. 5:15). A wise person is aware of his surroundings. Not much “gets by” him. Learning by observation is one of the best ways to become more knowledgeable.

One of the keys to being observant is developing your five senses. See the trees around you. Smell the lilacs. Touch a cat’s fur. Taste flavorful food. Hear a beautiful orchestra. God gave our senses as gifts to receive information. Do we take them for granted? By continually using your senses, you will more fully develop them.

Becoming more observant will also teach you to think outside of yourself, and not about only yourself. If the majority of your thoughts are internal, strive to think more externally. When you catch yourself thinking only about YOU, focus instead on the elements of life that don’t involve you—there are many! Changing your focus will reap great rewards.

By paying closer attention to the world around you, you will increase your effectiveness and drive closer to reaching your fullest potential!

Excerpts taken from How Observant Are You? https://rcg.org/youth/articles/0701-hoay.html

Your assignment: the “Two Dozen”

Pick a location, any location. Stand in one spot and make 24 unique photographs while standing in the same place. You cannot move your feet. Pick your favorite ones, and send them and the location to me!!! [email protected]