Only 12 more weeks in the weekly project I can hardly believe I’ve last this long. I think it would be beneficial to start to collect my thoughts as to what I’ve learned in this soon to be 52 week. For starters, I can assure you that cameras don’t really matter all that much. I think I’ve proved that to myself.
Keen readers of the blog will know I’ve been around the block as they say with my chosen camera gear but in the end, we create what we create. More importantly I think its our thought process as we see a frame and bring that frame to completion via processing.
Processing for me is so intimately tied to vision because it hones in on what you saw and what you want your viewer to see – guide the eyes. I tell you though, its no easy task. It takes time and practice. Personally, I think I’ve done it a few times this year with a few frames. Matter of fact, I’ll probably do a post with my favorite images from the 52 weeks, not 52 per se but a good 10-15 that really portray what I want.
Recommendations: folks, keep pressing that shutter. I’ve had a number of personal situations this year that would have dissuaded some to just flat out quit and concentrate in other areas but photographing is not an isolated fact. It can be emotional, riveting, mysterious, contemplative, and many more things. The point is that you won’t find out if you stop shooting.
You see, I learned that its not about the actual subjects but the actual physical progress of making the pictures. You can make a picture of just about anything and make it shine or you can simple relegate that frame to the mundane.
My ink ran out . . . . see you next week. I have an upcoming post on BW vs Color that will surely tempt one way or the other, stay tuned.
Ya take some time to learn about your camera, your process and about photography. Then you start to make images. At this point many achieve satisfaction.
For some others, they try to forget about the camera, process and try to go deeper into a more personal photography.
They look at their images and see that there are some images that seem to define themselves in a way.
This is a personal journey shared with others that is about learning about ourselves. This journey is endless.
Your on this journey Jorge and it looks interesting.
This was one of the main reasons why I suggested Jorge to start a photograph a day project too. It is like going full force and a very short time. I hope you are able to continue for much longer than just a year, Jorge. At some point the cameras and post processing is just a part of photography where it contributes to something with much more significant.
Absolutely Wouter, I guess its a matter of time right, I still remember your words a long time ago, keep on the path. As far as continuing I still don’t know, I’ll wait for this year to end but I feel like I still need to explore some more. I feel like I need to connect to another degree my photography with my own feelings.
Don I appreciate your candid insights and comments on this, my path, of self discovery. I’m honing in on what really matters I tell you – my vision projected in my images.
Right on, Jorge.
Thanks Matthew, I’m on the path!