I have recently embarked on another little personal journey and it is due to the fact that I have noticed of late, that I have been falling into a slump of comfort. Shooting the same things, the same way, telling the same stories. I know for me, that this state is very dangerous for the creative mind. It can eat your soul like a cancer, slowly destroying your thirst and drive and before you know it, your shaking hands with the darkness again.
This personal project journey involves me shooting and editing subjects that I might not normally and edit in styles that I may not have tried before. I have only shot 3 shoots in this journey so far and I have been so surprised how many holes in my knowledge I have found. Using methods and techniques that I would normally consider "not me", has stretched me more than I had thought. I have a renewed thirst to learn, practice and soak in the skills which I can then throw into my virtual photography toolbag.
One of the shoots in this journey was "Flowers and Glitter". A beauty studio shoot, using 2 young models and focused on the makeup and hairpieces. I stood back from the creative development of this shoot deliberately so I wouldn't tempted to fall back into my normal way of doing things. The team was amazing and I learnt allot from working with them.
I look forward to showing you all what I learn from my little 2015 self improvement journey.
Enjoy life my friends