Not Giving Up, Yet

I have come dangerously close to giving up on my photography, and might still do it.  I have gotten frustrated in that I haven’t found the kinds of things that I am happy photographing, and I’m not sure what would satisfy me.  Mostly I have been just testing or trying out different ideas, different cameras, etc.

I have been changing my mind day by day as to what to do about it.  Yesterday I was ready to give up, but this morning I thought some more about it.  Since I have limited things to photograph here on campus that I can post on my blog, I have been concentrating on finding a camera and lens that I might most like to use and then going out to see how versatile it might be if I switched to it.  This morning I realized that there is one more combination of camera-lens that I haven’t been using recently.  They are actually the best that I currently own, but I have not been using them recently for some reason.  That combination is the Olympus E-M5 III camera with the Panasonic 35-100mm F2.8 lens.

While I might find things to photograph with this different combination, it is not enough.  I need to double-down on finding a subject, purpose, idea, intent, or reason that gets me out looking for and finding images, even if it is only making an assortment of images that I like for their colors, mysteries, or emotions.   I’m just not sure that images like these will do anymore.   

This renewed thrust on my part is going to take time and what I show in my blog is dependent upon what I do.  For example, if I concentrate on the activities at Homewood, many are not appropriate for my blog.  In addition, if I concentrate upon my personal memories and thoughts, many of those are also not appropriate for a blog.  What I’m saying, is that it might not be my photography that gets diminished as much as my blogging does.