Would love to get your reactions and C&C on this image.
I am currently trying to learn a new camera (the D7000 is much different than my old D40X) and taking a photo class where I am working to refine my vision. As a result I am a bit creatively and technically perplexed at the moment and even wondered if I wasted my money on the new camera on Saturday
In an effort to move my photography forward I took a step back and decided that I was putting far to much pressure on myself. So, I will share some thoughts (and my initials steps forward) in case others find themselves in a similar situation.
- The instructor of my class said that I was on the dart board with my imagery but surrounding the bulls-eye (a bit of a win as at least I am on the dart board ).
- When I asked how to move forward he told me to just keep shooting and to emulate some photographers who I admire (I was looking for more insightful guidance but that is another story).
- After Saturday I decided that I needed to take a look at all my images to see if I could find any similarities.
- I also looked to see if there was a common denominator in the images that I felt were on the dart board.
- Now I can say that I tend to like natural objects taken at mid range without a lot of distracting items in the frame and often with limited depth of field.
- Next I surfed the web to find good images with similar characteristics to see if I could determine how I was missing the bulls-eye.
- I found a great minimalist series by Robert Adams titled "Questions for an Overcast Day" that inspired me and gave me some focus along with the above.
- So off I went on a neighborhood walk on Sunday - the image above is the result...
So, am I any closer to the bulls-eye? All thoughts and constructive criticism welcome.