In Denver we are getting our first taste of winter today, so it seemed fitting to have a reminder of warmer weather.
I have had a nice long break to collect my thoughts and have some rest from weekly posting. I was feeling a lot of pressure from the constant cycle of shoot/edit/post, with editing being the challenge as I would frequently do all three in one day.
What I want to try now is to leave a buffer between the shooting and editing stages so that I can have more of an objective view when selecting which photos to process. We all struggle with liking a photo because it’s good versus like a photo because we can remember how we felt at the time of capture. For example, these photos are from three months ago. We will see how this goes.
One year ago I started this project to reconnect with photography. In the beginning, my goal was to post weekly, while staying focused on photography (rather than the equipment). While there have been distractions, the marathon of shooting regularly for a year has helped me to build skills, build confidence and has helped me begin to see my creative direction. For this next year I plan to continue posting weekly, while honing my skills and learning to see creatively.