In 2014 I’d like to reclaim photography. It use to be such an important part of my life. I took classes through out Jr. High, High School, and College. When I finally felt like like I was not only one with my camera but agile, quick, and flexible. I could really project my thoughts out into the image I was creating. But, this fancy new toy appeared, the DSLR! I felt like I needed to get with the times and move to a DSLR. What I didn’t anticipate is how difficult the learning curve would be for me. The camera functions were in different places. I now felt clumsy, slow, and incompetent. I’ll admit it I got frustrated and I gave up. With feeling like I was starting over I grew to miss what I had and hated what was new.
But, I’ve decided just to deal with the learning curve and move forward. Go back to doing what I love so much. I’m going to take a different approach with it. And I know so many are going to think this is awful for me, but I don’t care. What kept me going before was my passion and drive. Right now I have neither. I just have an emptiness I want to fill and i’m a little bit weary about getting frustrated again. To remove this frustration, I was thinking that I should just go take some photographs. Use Auto Mode until I start to feel the need to have more control over my images. When that desire turns into my drive, the frustration will go away. I just need to desire it more, turn it into a passion like it use to be.
When I was younger I use to go on Photography Adventures with my friends. Most of them were photography students from school. The adventures were our way of working on our assignments. It made the assignments a lot more fun. Sometimes we would visit a few areas in one night. I’m alone now, so I don’t have to visit a few places in an evening. Or if I want to, I can go to several places.
I have to give myself at least one day out of the month to go photograph. I’m actually really excited about it too!!