My friend kindly posing for me even though the sun was shining in his eyes. I’m weak at portraits and editing but I am doing what I can to improve. My main focus is to capture life and even though I find myself taking photos of non-moving subjects I still have the desire to overcome my creative limits and take portraits.
The one thing that I needed to do on this trip was to lower the f stop on my camera. I had it at 5 but I wonder how some of these shots would have turned out if I had lowered it even more. Another thing that I need to understand is my physical limits. I drove the two and half hours to Bodega pretty early in the morning and hardly slept that night. It didn’t leave me a lot of time to rest and to take pictures.
I don’t hate the way the photos I turned out but I know I can improve to make them much better. I’m being hard on myself but I need to do so in order to see my faults but also to see my strengths.
Been mainly taking photos with my Galaxy Note lately and have been trying to be a more active poster on social media. It’s worked to some degree but I know I can do better in all aspects of my life. I have to get my head out of my a@s and work hard before I am on my death bed regretting the life that I didn’t live.
I am inspired to make an ad to attract models to pose for my portraits. It’s something that scares me but is totally necessary for me as a photographer and as a creator. I don’t know when I will do it but it most likely will be a spur of the moment thing to force myself to actually get out there and see if I can develop a career in this.
That’s it for me now, so let’s get to work everyone.