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OK, So I recently wrote a blog questioning why people blog. In all honesty this was supposed to kick start me into writing a blog.. As you will see from the date of the last one and the date of this one…… It didn’t.
The problem is that I always seem to be really busy. I co-own a music school (I don’t teach, I do the tech stuff) and this is taking up most of my time as this is the main income for the house. This means that the photography business has taken somewhat of a backseat for a while. As we speak I should be designing the promotional poster for an open day that we have coming up. This always being busy has always taken away from not only the blog, but also developing my photography. As a professional who makes money from taking pictures I feel that it is vital to keep on top of your skills and constantly evolve, however finding the time for personal projects has become increasingly difficult.
I really want to do the 365 challenge however I am afraid that I will end up taking pictures that are “no good” or at least not as strong as I like my imagery to be because they are rushed. I thought about the 52 project and nearly started, however time just got away from me. So I think that I had to do something………. I joined a macro group and am going to really try to compete every week as I like the challenge of taking images for a specific topic. I am also thinging that I need to join one of the 52 project groups which will mean that I am not searching for an idea, but being given a gentle “shove” to motivate me to pick up the camera and take personal pictures.
So today I decided to take a little time out and have a play. I recently bought a couple of new lenses, one of which was a macro lens and I had taken a few pictures, however I hadn’t really played around. I did this afternoon after “borrowing” my wife’s tulips. I set them up in one of the rooms that I have set aside for a studio and just used daylight coming in from the window, reflected back on to the subject.
I have to say that slowing down and really just looking at the picture has been really nice. I am hoping to use today as the start of a 52 project. We shall see……………………………………
The results of slowing down.