trying this again

I have been pretty critical of my photos over the past six months or so. I’ve had a hard time getting motivated to shoot and when I do, I don’t really like anything I end up with. So I’ve ended up with a massive photographer’s block. I figure I can start writing as another avenue to try and clear that block out of my mind.

I think what has happened is that I’ve transitioned from shooting for fun and getting some great shots to trying to add to that portfolio of great shots with the same high quality at all times. It’s insane, but that’s where I’m at.

My style of shooting (and just life in general) doesn’t lend itself well to churning out a lot of good pieces. Always being ready for what I find is the biggest key. Something I’ve never really noticed before will catch my eye… or the light is just right… and bam, my head starts trying to compose the shot. Unfortunately this block has made me not bring my camera with everywhere, leading to a vicious cycle of being frustrated.

I’m not exactly sure what to do, but sitting down and doing this seems to have helped. Also, I did bolt out of the house today to catch a pretty phenomenal rainbow. I screwed up a few things, so I didn’t quite get what I wanted. However, I do love the composition on this one.

lake harriet - minneapolis, minnesota - july 15, 2019

lake harriet - minneapolis, minnesota - july 15, 2019