Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Thoughts on photography.

I've been thinking about whether I'll continue over on The Documented. I've obviously taken a break. Although there is much more to learn, I'm feeling confident where I'm at with my manual photography, should I keep going and delve even further? Should I do a course? Should I figure out how to edit my photos? Should The Documented become a 365 project? So many decisions to make!

I'm a little torn. I enjoy love photos. I'm drawn to all things visual. Always. But I'm not a natural talent (is there such a thing? I'm pretty sure most good photographers are born from hard work). I also become very overwhelmed by just how many photographers there are out there. Everyone with a camera (and a blog) is a photographer. This isn't a bad thing, it is just the way it is. Myself included, right? To be a professional photographer - you must have to have so much passion and determination to make it. I'm pretty certain there is absolutely no room for doubt.

I LOVED shooting the wedding. The social aspect, the idea that it was work, but in a beautiful location, capturing such stunning, sacred moments. I even loved the physical aspect of it all, the ache at the end of the day from holding the camera for so long.

I'm not even sure where I'm going with this ramble, I just felt like unloading some thoughts.

Maybe, tell me about your photos. Your thoughts on photography.

ps the photo above is of my adorable niece Ottilie, exploring my parents' garden in the magical afternoon light.

6 comments:

  1. i'm sure you'll take the good decission, but i hope you'll keep on with your other blog too ;)

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    1. Thank you (: I think I will. Just need to decide why, what my goals are, how often I post (and sort out my cameras - my battery charger has been misplaced!).

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  2. hello Imogen, first time here, those 2 photos are really beautiful. I am also overwhelmed by the number of photographers out there. I take photos to document our life, to capture my children's childhood. the more you do it, the better you get, in my opinion.

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    1. So true Jandi. And that is the main reason I take photos too - simply to document my children. But I even find that overwhelming, so many photos are taken of them these days, that they will never be able to view them all. I suppose it comes down to good editing - choosing favourites and discarding the rest.

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  3. I live popping in to see your pics. I'm sure you will make the right decision for you - just don't stop taking pics! Xx

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