Its sort of a weird feeling catching up to my following through the blog. I haven’t really kept up with it as I thought I would’ve when I started it. I was expecting to make a short post for all the small trips I take. I normally take my camera, which would make it easy to have photos to post on here. But the realization that each post was going to take my work than I had thought quickly made me fall behind.
For starters, Im back in school. This is the main reason I feel like there’s been a large disconnect with my account. I don’t post as often, leaving me with long periods of time without interacting with everyone i’ve connected with through instagram. I spent the better part of a year working on my portrait taking photography skills and my instagram account. I managed to get a lot further than I was expecting over the time I had set.
Even though photography has taken a backseat in my life, I do still try to get out when I can. I’ve found that taking breaks in between long periods of school work helps to refresh my mind. When you go for too long focusing on one thing, you tend to lose sight of the bigger picture. They way I like to see it as is putting water in a jar. If you try to fill it up quickly, a lot of the water jumps out. When you slow down and allow it to calmly fill up, you retain more overall. These drives and small trips may not hold a lot of monetary value or productivity but they do help me out mentally and allow me to keep up my photography skills.
But this isn’t really an end to my portrait or overall photography. I still plan shoots when they fall into my schedule nicely(currently doing about 1 or less a week). I also have ideas for future shoots for when I have more time at the end of my semester. My summer ended up not being as productive as I had imagined it would be, leaving me with a small list of unused shoot ideas.
This time has been good for reflecting and re-evaluating my photography as a whole and what it means to me. At first I thought that I would miss going out the most to shoot. But lately i’ve realized that the one thing I’ve missed the most are the people that I got to shoot with. The models and other photographers. I can go out and shoot on my own, which I have been, but I miss the interactions that Ive had with others. Talking about photography, cameras, social media or other topics with other creatives that shared the same interests is what i’ve missed the most.
Sorry for this poorly written blog, I wrote it over a week without planning it out like usual. It started out as me just wanting to share some pretty photos LOL