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.