When I get home, I look through the images then make several different folders. The 3 folders that I made this time were People, Instagram, and Japanese Print inspired. Can you detect which image applies to all three categories?
Labor Day 2015, Daniel and I went to Monte Santo State Part in Huntsville to camp. I really enjoy taking low-light images with slow shutter speed, so I couldn't help pulling out my gorilla pod and snapping some shots.
I've also been working on my photo-narritive skills. Does anyone have a formula for getting a good narrative of a trip?
I do photography because I enjoy it.
So when I photograph for enjoyment, I usually have no concept or strong idea behind it. Sometimes I just want to test my skill or document a part of my life.
Sometimes I take photographs just because I'm bored.
While visiting my to-be in-laws, by to-be sister-in-law Ruth brought my mom and two sisters on a hike up the Stevenson Trail in Chattanooga. I started out just wanting to get pretty trail pictures and personality shots of everyone... Until I remembered how fun the square holga format is. So I changed my image ratio from 2:3 to 1:1 (square).
After taking 430 photos of the hike, I pulled them into Lightroom to organize and edit them. I took a ton because I had no concept or specific area that I was trying to focus on. The images you see above are ones that I selected which best document our hike.
I recommend this to all photographers. Many times we just shoot what interests us and then share all of our favorites. However, if you organize the images into different genre's or by subject matter, it's a lot easier for the viewer to connect with the work because they know what they're supposed to be looking at.
Keep in touch to see what other categories I shot in.