June 22, 2010
photographic paralysis (or, *whine* mommy, i'm bored...)
so...go back to film - at least sometimes. check. suddenly limited to 24 shots (approximately 25 - 35 cents each) - shots began to matter.
the next step...get back to the basics. remember what all the dials are on the camera. play with iso, aperture, shutter speed. even more importantly, study the craft more. read.
now i'm at #3 on my list. get inspired. one of the times in my life that i was most creatively inspired was when i was attending photography classes. now, not everyone is as lucky as having a great program like samford's but there are tons of inspiration classes on line. so, if you're feeling stifled or uninspired. i suggest checking something like this out.
last night i started a six week course in theme photography...(course description: prepare to be challenged! theme photography challenges your imagination and develops your artistic skills by inviting the student to photograph the intangible. sensations, feelings and perception are all fair game in this course aimed at strengthening the students' ability to introduce artistic depth into their photographic work.) the first week's theme is obsurity.
i found myself falling asleep last night thinking about ideas. and i woke up this morning doing the same thing. it's getting the juices flowing and making my brain work on the artistic side of the house. this weekend should be fun as i try to get a shot that means "obsurity" to me.