I’ve been running around like crazy over the past week and have had very little time to process, and even less time to feel inspired.
I’ve been very happy with the 3 images I’ve put up on the site this week; 2 model shots having never done them before, and yesterday’s Urbex shot which has made the front page of Flickr Explore – thanks to everyone for your support and sharing of it.
However, feeling uninspired and without a batch of images in reserve I couldn’t for the life of me get an image I was 100% happy with for today. What to do in these circumstances? Do you take a day off from posting, or do you post one anyway just to get it out there?
I chose the latter, as if I start taking days off here and there I can see that I will become far too critical of myself and this photoblog will turn from a daily post to one that is only updated when I have a single image I feel is worthy.
Also, I could come back here tomorrow and really quite like the shot I’ve put up – just because I don’t really like it today doesn’t mean it’s not an okay image. I’m not looking for any to validate this image either, but those who do leave comments are always very much appreciated. Thank you for coming back day after day – you guys rock!
Further to a suggestion from Mark I’ve gone ahead and bought Light: Science and Magic: An Introduction to Photographic Lighting by Steven Biver. I’ve decided lighting is certainly something I want to know more about and start working with. It’s for the iPad so I hope the reading experience is the same as if it were in book form, I’ve had a few issues in the past with a couple of books missing images, and they’re possibly quite important on this one – we’ll see.
The second thing I want to do is start entering the Lego Wars contests held by Chris Nitz. They look like a fun series and it will help to get the creative juices flowing as well as allow me practice a little light work. Time to load up on Lego characters I guess.