For the first time in quite a while I had to make a break in my usual one-post-a-week-schedule. The reason for this was a sudden power circuit in my computer and a dead power unit as a result of this. Here I am, anyways, back from the dead.
I’ve been out on several photo outings since the last post. Some have been productive, some haven’t; some have been boring to be honest and some have been inspiring. I guess I am struggling a bit for the moment with who I am as a photographer, heck, whether I am a photographer at all.
If anything, I’ve definitely put my new camera to use. Last time I checked I was up to 4600 something shots with my d800 already. I see it as that for every time I press the shutter, think about photography, mentally as well as physically frame an image and whatever else one might do that is related to photography will improve your skills as a photographer. Practise makes perfect.
Sometimes the motivation might be on low, but that doesn’t mean ones improvement has to stop. This is why I try to keep bringing my camera and shoot, shoot, shoot in so many situations other than the obvious. I will admit there are moments when I’m not that much into it, and that will show in the images I capture. But then there will also be those delightful experiences of the complete oppposite.
I know myself and how I need to be pushed and feel that stress pumping in me in order to get things done. That’s also the reason why I created the blog in the first place. Sometimes, though, that pressure to have photos, thoughts, discussions ready for the next week isn’t always that productive. Todays post will therefore be a way for me to breathe and release some of that pressure from my system. This is after all still very much photography related. While there’s writer’s block there definitely also is such a thing as photographer’s block. It’s been almost a catharsis-like experience to not be able to do any post processing, to not do anything with the photos I’ve taken; to just shoot away and not think too much about the end-product, what to make of the result, whether it will be good enough to share or make sense in the context of a blog post.
Back with a working computer, a spring that is turning into summer and lots of more free time and evenings where there’s still light to shoot in, I am looking forward to hopping back into the saddle again.
While today’s post might have been thin in terms of material and boring in its introverted diary-like anxiety relief it feels good to have it done and look ahead again.
See you on the other side next sunday. Hopefully then with more than four extremely random and out of context photos.