Hi there, firstly thank you for taking the time to check out my blog, It means the world to me that you take some of your precious time to visit and I just want you to know I really appreciate it.
Now I want to share a couple of things with you, firstly a post written by a Photographer I have admired for many years now called Jeff Ascough, it goes like this:
"A student asked me today to give her some quick words of advice for her course work. I thought I’d share them here.
Camera set to f5.6 - f8. Look. Listen. Look again. Take the picture. Move on. Don’t dwell on what might have been, only concentrate on what might be next.
Turn off the LCD. You don’t need it. Learn to see and trust your instincts, not a screen on the back of the camera.
Leave it 24 hours before looking at your pictures and whatever you do, don’t choose a photograph to post on social media just because you think it will get you the most likes. If you do that your audience is determining your style and influencing your eye, not you. Only post pictures which you like because the only people that matter are the ones that are prepared to go on your photographic journey with you.
Above all, be passionate to the point that your very existence revolves around taking pictures, and don’t give a f*ck about the opinions of others unless they are people you trust and respect as artists."
You need to visit Jeff and Sarah's site here: https://www.jeffascough.com
This post was written to Facebook, it's not on his blog, which is why I have replicated it here because it made me think about what I have been doing and how I have been going about it. Also to some extent it answers a question as to why I have not been enjoying my images recently.
Someday's this is how I feel...............
and other days...........
I went out with an Olympus OM1, a 50mm lens and a roll of Kentmere 400 B&W film yesterday, just saying, had a great time walking the dog and taking 36 photographs. I enjoyed the craft of photography for the first time in what seems like months. So here's to not giving a F**K, and I hope you enjoy what I like!