Friday, July 13, 2012

We will become silhouettes

I have been forcing myself to look at my photography more closely. Whenever I take outfit photos, I take them very quickly with a timer, give them a passing glance, dump 90 or so photos onto my Picture2Life account, and then choose four or five that I think would merit a post. This happens every day (or almost every day) that I take photos. I now have roughly 18,000 photos on my photo account and most of them I have considered rejects because the composition was off or the lighting was too dim. That's too many photos, and too much effort on my part to have that many that will never see the light of day.

Lately I've been in a rut with photography. I don't know if it's the summer heat that's keeping me from exploring new places, or if my always-changing school schedule has made it hard to keep a consistent pattern. I've noticed that I keep going to the same locations and trying the same compositions — and I'm not sure that these excursions are really helping me evolve in my photography.

Perhaps this weekend I will discover a new spot or try a different time of day. But for now, I'm perusing my archives and giving new life to the "rejects" with a more discerning eye and some help from Photoshop.

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