Last week I talked about having weekly themes. This week’s theme is texture. I’m not entirely sure how strict i’m going to be about these, but I think it’s helpful for me to have a specific thing to look for.
Having a goal of finding specific elements makes me look harder and that leads to me sometimes seeing things i would have otherwise overlooked. And for me it’s easier to shoot with a goal in mind rather than “go take some photos”. Because then it’s like, “photos of what? where? what am I doing? there’s nothing interesting here”
I think it’s interestig to look for a specific element, like texture here, and then when I find it try to compose an image in such a way that it’s worth looking at. This isn’t so say that these are some sort of ground breaking Pulitzer-winning photos, but i think they’re pretty okay.
On sunday, Aaron went out to Leavenworth. He just had a kid a couple months ago so this was his first or second outing. The goal was to just get out, shoot some photos and climb.
I’ve been experimenting with the video functionality on my camera, and I kinda like it, but i’m not sure I want to pursue it over stills. I think that a video of the send go is of course great, but basically all the other footage is B-rolls at best and more than likely not at all useful. Whereas with stills I can get some radical photos of someone working on a hard project and not send that day.
So, really, every try that gets video that isn’t a send is missed opportunity for great stills. That may be a show stopper for me.
I’m still trying to figure out how to find the balance between natural and artificial light. Sometimes I get it right and sometimes everything comes out all blown out and over contrasted. I’ll find it. I’ll let you know when I do.
Next week’s theme is patterns & repetition. So stay tuned. Or don’t. Whatever, really.