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?