The Christmas decorations are up and the shopping is done… And now a little free time to catch up here on the blog; my favorite way to spend Sunday mornings.
Although I have not had the camera in my hand as much as I would like in 2018, there has been a pen and paper at the ready to sketch new composite ideas, and tutorials, such as on You Tube and Creative Live, to check out. And it turns out reading, no, not necessarily photography related material, but a novel or two; is a great way to work on visualization skills and get those creative ideas flowing.
As part of the never-ending learning process in this photographic journey, it’s finally sinking in that it’s not about the quantity of photos taken or the number of outings/shoots packed into a year… There has been a steady decline over the last two years or so of photos that I’ve taken with my DSLR and this year even less. But! There have been more “keepers.” Because now it is about getting the shot I want – not just snapping away and hoping for the best. It’s being able to visualize the image and compose it in camera; whether it’s a piece to a composite, a landscape, or a portrait. And this year, those were the images that got more attention than I could have ever imagined!
This too has brought a boost in confidence, especially with the composites, within the photo community and arts community alike. And I celebrated this ever-developing photo-artistic direction by submitting images for the December issue of Living the Photo Artistic Life! It’s an amazing feeling to have two images among the many photo artists that have inspired me for so long.
Wishing everyone a wonderful Holiday Season and New Year filled with Love, Joy…
and Inspiration whatever your passion!