The Next Thing?


Reading and looking at other photography web sites I have realized two things.  I am no longer interested in reading about new cameras, lenses, etc., i.e. gear; and second, I don’t get much out of looking at pretty pictures of places I’ll never have an opportunity to photograph. The question is, what do I enjoy in photography web sites?

I like pictures that make me think and wonder.  I prefer seeing and reading about experiences that relate to me now.  I like to see how others have photographed the common everyday things around them in their life.  I like to read how others have managed to stay creative and expressive without going wildly off the deep end.  I like stories.  One pretty picture doesn’t do much for me.  I like to learn about the life of others and how they live it.

The question now is, what should I do next?  What should I write and/or photograph, or not, while remembering that I like to make pictures?  I need a style and subject that enable me to take pictures each and every day without traveling.   I need something to challenge me to study, learn, and practice throughout the day without spending more money.

I do have plenty of events and activities to photograph here for Homewood for the rest of the year, but that isn’t going to help me much with my blog.

One comment

  1. otiumpic

    I highly relate to what you say in this post. I’m quiet bored by the gorgeous landscapes outrageously retouched, constantly photographed from the exact point of view ‘the photographer’s spot’…
    I struggle talking about my photographs (why I took them, what I was thinking of or feeling about that particular subject etc, but your post reminds me to continue my efforts of explaining theses things to make my photography work as a whole and not kind of a random pics with no story, cause there is always one -I just have te look closer to that moment I decide to click.
    Thank you for sharing your words.

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