Sunday, May 17, 2009

Pennsylvania Trip -- Illuminating

Our trip to Pennsylvania was somewhat sad. Dad is failing. His short-term memory is disappearing.

Shooting with Bob was challenging. I am used to working alone. Then, I had an epiphany.
1. I don't like shooting landscapes and nature as much as I did years ago and
2. any similar landscapes can be enhanced (just like the good old days in the darkroom).
Once I realized these things, shooting with another person got easier. I began to look for different things to shoot--the unusual. An important lesson--a wakeup call--a refresher course making me identify favorite subject matter. Along the photographic journey, it helps to know what you enjoy shooting so you can continue to grow and improve your techniques.

Suggestion: Define what you like to shoot. Make a list, i.e. I like shooting singular, isolated objects.


nancy said...

Thanks for the tips. I love the first and last photos.Nice! Take care! Nancy

Eaglesbrother said...

I can just see us having a picnic in that woods..except I don't like to share my lunch with
Very great photography!!! and one can almost sense the students in that little schoolhouse with the wonderful old glass in the windows.