It’s been over 2 weeks since I’ve posted anything new on my blog, and even though I’ve been photographing some portraits of people, I haven’t really been feeling very creative (photographically) lately.
I’ve actually been feeling pretty darned depressed about my photography lately. It seems like the more I learn, the more I realize that I really don’t know much at all.
I don’t really know the reason that I am so down right now, but I am. I keep thinking about a Zach Arias video that I once saw on YouTube, named Transform. Although it is nearly 10 minutes long, if you watch it here, you will understand where my head is at right now.
In the meantime, I’ll just post some pretty pictures of flowers for you enjoy.
I thought about making this post “stuck in a mud hole”, but thought that wouldn’t be appropriate, especially if one of my clients were to see it….
I have to remember that a hole in the ground, with plenty of water, seems to be fertile breeding ground for flowers.
So I’ll try to focus on the pretty flowers for now.
By the way, these last 4 flower photos were taken at Puerto Maya, which is the shipping harbor just outside of Cozumel, Mexico.
And here’s just one more that I’ll include for this post.
So for now, I’m just going to have to wait for the creative juices to begin to flow again. The more that I try to make that happen, the deeper my hole seems to get.
One thought on “Favorite Flowers”
We have all been there. Heck I don’t have it all figured out yet and I’ve had a camera in my hand since I was 14. You have to do a little bit of soul searching and decide what your goals are. Is it commercial work? Or is it fun hobbyist? Because there are two different roads here. To achieve commercial success you need to be goal oriented, willing to sacrifice, willing to practice, practice, practice, and sometimes be willing to lose your soul in the process. Been there. And while I still shoot, it is tiring being slave to the creative or art director and whoever writes the check, just like any other job. Murphy’s Law is fully engaged 24/7. If anything can go wrong it will. I might sound sour grapes but I’m really not. It’s just that some people who want to enter photography on the business level just have absolutely no clue as to the technical involved, and are so surprised when they don’t find themselves surrounded by leggy supermodels everyday 😉 you have to have the will to slug it out every day.
As a fun hobbyist, you can challenge yourself on your own terms. In my free time I’m back on the infrared kick, something I’ve been playing with for a long time, but I want to make more of a personal project out of it this summer. Next Sunday is Pinhole Day so I’m going to give that a whack. There is nothing that says a fun hobbyist can’t be successful. It all depends on the yardstick you use to define success.
P.S. Zack is a good guy and worth listening to. Nice flowers – do what makes you feel good.
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