This blog started with a reflection post so I figured it was time for another one.
I have not been shooting as much as I should be. In giving that some thought I believe it was because I was still processing my first shoot. By processing I mean in my head, not on the computer. (Though I am still doing that too, but that is a post for next week.)
So what is it that I have been doing since the shoot? Thinking about the photos I took,what I could have done better, what I would change. And what I did right. It still amazes me how much I have learned about myself and photography in that one 40 minute shoot. While I know everyone talks about shooting to get better I think it goes even beyond that. It isn’t just about taking pictures, but about doing actual shoots. I don’t mean a paying shoot per se, but a shoot where you have a goal, models, change the set up things like that. Your mindset changes. Instead of just capturing pictures you are making pictures with a purpose.
So it is time to get back into it.
My plan is to get a bunch of shooting done this weekend again. I want to do some more splash pictures as well as my lens testing as stated in my post from the 7th. Plus I have some ideas for a few other macro shots. There is a photo local photo contest that I am thinking about entering this weekend. There is a creativeLive workshop this weekend I will be watching. So much to do!
The other things that I will be working on this weekend is some information for the photo club at work. I am giving a small talk on the differences between dslr and point & shoot cameras. People have asked for this since Black Friday is coming. Plus I will be putting some articles together for the club newsletter. Going to be a busy weekend.
I will start shooting every day again as well.
My question to you is: “What helped you become a better photographer?”