2018 was the year I dove back into Photography in a big way. That isn’t to say I had stopped completely, but 2018 was definitely the year when I said, “LET’S DO THIS!”
I listened to all the podcasts (Sunny 16 and Analog Talk are my favourites). I took my camera (or more accurately, cameras) almost everywhere and I started this blog/ website/ photography archive. I backed a bunch of photography related things on Kickstarter including (but not limited to) PhotoKlassik International Magazine and PinBox by Hamm Camera Company. I even signed up to an after work college course (which didn’t happen because not enough people signed up to it).
I want to improve my skills and stay motivated. There are lots of ways I could do this, I could obviously just keep getting outside with my camera. But I feel like without some reflection on my previous year in photography I won’t be able to decide what I did well, what I didn’t do so well, what I enjoyed and what felt like a chore. Without taking the time to analyse these things, how am I going to actually improve?
In the first part of this series, I looked at the film I shot with and in the second part, I thought about my camera choices.
Most of these photos are my favourite of 2018 because of the memories that they have attached to them. But they are also the ones of the bunch of memories that I think captured that memory best.
My biggest takeaway from thinking about these photos is that I need to slow down a bit more. Look at the subject or object that I want to photograph and then think about how it will look when it is printed. If I think about the colours and the focus and decide I am happy with how I think it is going to work then I can’t be disappointed with the outcome.
In part four I will conclude all my takeaways and plan out my objectives for 2019.
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