Hello, 2012!

I welcomed 2012 alongside my family and friends (and our favorite dogs). I even got to spend a few hours with my best friend, her husband and adorable baby. He is, my far, my most favorite baby ever. EVER. I’m excited for a new year. This year Adam and I will finally be debt-free AND we’re planning a couple vacations. I couldn’t be more excited. I don’t necessarily make “New Year’s Resolutions,” but goals do motivate me. Every year on my birthday, I make a list of things I want to do. Did you make any resolutions for 2012?

On New Year’s Day I caught wind of a January Photo-A-Day challenge on Instagram (using the hashtag: #janphotoaday). You KNOW how much I love a photo challenge…so I joined.

Obviously I only have two photos so far but today I will be snapping a photo of something that I adore with my iPhone. Also, in case you didn’t know (I had to google it)…letterboxing is the practice of transferring film shot in a widescreen aspect ratio to standard-width video formats while preserving the film’s original aspect ratio. The resulting videographic image has mattes (black bars) above and below it; these mattes are part of the image. I will be interested to see how many people are confused or how we’ll all actually pull it off. There must be an app for that. If you wish to follow along, join Instagram and catch up! I’ll be tweeting out links my photos but I won’t be posting much here on my blog. And in case you were wondering, yes I will still be hosting a camera phone photo challenge in February!

Coming up this week on Show + Tell: the long awaited DSLR vs Analog vs iPhone comparison post, a Philly city guide, and my January reading list.

January 3, 2012