The more conscious I am of why I’m taking it, the less successful the picture turns out to be. Fay Godwin.
We set up challenges for ourselves to accomplish. If I can do this, then I can be considered good at what I do. It really is kind of a silly thing. We are always trying to prove our worth and ability.
In reality, many times it is chance that allows us to capture photos that really stand out and that we are happy with. Recently I have set out to experiment with a few different techniques in which I’ve gone out of my way to work with the element of chance.
The first three photos in this issue of the newsletter are an example of that. Lift and shoot combined with multiple exposures. No time to look and see what’s in the frame and also, intentionally using a low shutter speed.
I would love to hear your thoughts on the idea of finding your own style and the idea of perfect photos. This topic is not complete and it will be continued in the next issue!