What’s Next?

September 23, 2015

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I have completed one year’s worth of Wordless Wednesdays, and I am ready to look around for another project.  The weekly exercise of making 12 photographic views of a subject was fun.  Sometimes I had to stretch myself to find enough interesting perspectives, but usually I had little difficulty with coming up with 12 photos that I liked and wanted to share.  Maybe I needed to set the bar higher  — 20 or 50 views — to begin to break any creative barriers.

Digital photography makes taking multiple photos of a single image or theme quite easy.  I think going forward I will remember not to settle for the first “easy” shots, but to keep on photographing from different angles and perspectives.

I’m not sure how much I’ve grown as a photographer this past year.  I wonder why I think growth has to come from discomfort or stretching past habitual ways of doing things.  I sometimes think that if I find photography easy or natural, then I must be settling for mediocre shots.  Can creativity actually be easy?

 

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6 Responses to “What’s Next?”

  1. Sallyann Says:

    Sometimes I think photography is like fashion. If you find a fashionable outfit but aren’t comfortable with it you’ll never manage to look good. But if you find your own style and enjoy wearing it, you’ll look a million dollars everytime. 🙂


  2. Thank you, Rosemary, for this year of Wordless Wednesdays! You have shared beautiful images and also inspired us to look more closely at the world around us. I look forward to your next project!

  3. Adrienne Says:

    I have no answer for your queries, all I know is that I have enjoyed your year of photos. thank you

  4. Diana Studer Says:

    perhaps as each skill level becomes comfortable, it is easy.
    Then, the next challenge.

  5. shoreacres Says:

    I know this. My writing requires effort, but it isn’t filled with the kind of sturm und drang some people report. Personally, I think the the more control we gain over our tools, the easier things become. Your series through this year have been unfailingly delightful. I don’t remember ever thinking, “Ho, hum. Here comes Rosemary with more stereotypical photos!”

    Whatever you come up with next, I’ll be looking forward to it. I know it will be enjoyable. I’ve got some learning to do myself. I just gave in and did what I should have done much earlier — purchased a new Canon DSLR, a Rebel T6s. I feel comfortable with it, and I’m looking forward to learning how to use it.

  6. Elisa Says:

    I think creativity from photography for me is the BEST when it is simple and easy and I have followed the energy. If I force things, that’s just blah, for me.


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