I feel like I tell you who I believe I am as a photographer, and then post nothing to support that. I like taking portraits. I prefer elaborate environmental shots, specifically. I’m bad at minimalism, and I rarely take still life photographs. Although all those things are true, I have a perfectly reasonable explanation as to why I have been posting minimalistic still life pictures. It’s the same reason I started this blog: to challenge myself as a photographer.
I’m not taking a picture every day because I think I’m just that talented and I want praise. I’m doing it because I’m still learning, and I know that. I’m trying to think outside the box, work with what I have, and accept that not everything is perfect. So, even though I’m not particularly attached to any photograph I have posted here – some of them I very strongly dislike, to be honest – I am getting better. I like this picture! I like that it’s overexposed just enough to make everything look slightly desaturated (this has had no editing, where last year I would usually make changes like that in photoshop). I’m happy that I’m learning to take better pictures with just my camera. I’m learning to pay attention to little things, and not worrying when my plans don’t work out.
In conclusion: this blog is not a portfolio of my best work. I don’t expect from myself to post something incredible every day. If it happens a few times, I will be happy 🙂 This is a learning experience for me, and a chance to find other photographers and artists that inspire me. I am very thankful to all of you who have been following along with my random little adventures, and I hope to get better as the year goes on. Thank you, and have a lovely day 🙂