Today was shoot day. Lined up a few items from the kitchen as models and spent the first half of the day composing shots. It was very exhausting! Half the problem stemmed from the fact that I hadn’t done my PPM properly and was scampering around getting props and produce in place.
In a way it also worked out well because I went with a completely blank mind, which helped me play around and get some decent shots.
Secret Confession: Every time I need to shoot something, I get nervous. And there are several reasons for that. Firstly, I see brilliant photographers all around me doing such fabulous work that I question my very attempt at trying to become good at this. This doesn’t happen so much for writing, because frankly there are too many terrible writers around.
Secondly, I know I am decent at photography (thats why the advanced course and all!) but I don’t know if I have it in me to become brilliant. Its actually an addendum to point one above, but stems from questioning my potential in this space.
Lastly, I know so many guys who’re great at it and already doing it! I don’t do it on an everyday basis and maybe that means I’m not in love with it and all? I don’t know..
But being the bulldozing optimist I am (allow me the occasional rant please!) I decided to take on the challenge head on. After all, if life gives you lemons, shoot them!
Here are a few of my shots. Let me know what you think of them. Critiquing appreciated! 🙂