Seasons change, and with the changing of the seasons photography changes for me as well.
I'm going to express myself in this blog in a personal way, frankly I have nothing to hide. This year photographically hasn't been the biggest of years for me. I learned a lot, advanced my skills but work wise it was slow. I was often asking myself wether I was on the right path artistically and my choice of going into the realms of wedding photography was right for me. I think this is a question all photographers/artists pose to themselves at one point or another. I think one of the most frustrating parts for me personally is communication and as a photographer it is a crucial skill to have. Honestly, I am not much of a phone guy especially because speaking french on the phone is still a bit challenging, I prefer face to face.
In the beginning of my career I was shooting everything, and it was fun, and about a year ago I lost connection with that side and began to think business. I began to reduce content on my site taking down all my landscape images, street images and architectural images in fear of content confusion with visitors or potential clients. Once I did this I shot less of those three subjects to focus on where the money was at, and well, I had seriously felt my passion dwindle.
So, today I got up early as usual except today I grabbed my camera bag and trusty tri-pod and headed out the front door into the foggy cold. I drove all through the country side around my home exploring new places and lost villages searching for whatever caught my eyes and you know what? It felt great! That's what I was missing. Exploration. Adventure. The sense of hunting with my camera. Now, from today I have decide to not worry so much anymore about what type of content I put on my site, after all it is my site and can share what I want. Once we lose our passion for what we do and we begin to put pressure on ourselves to conform in some sort of way it's mentally draining. In my opinion shoot what makes you happy, share what you want, and don't worry about content confusion. So, you can look forward to some new creative works from me coming your way. I am glad the season has changed.
Keywords: changing seasons, choosing direction, for the love of photography, personal blog, photography
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