"Our best teachers are our failures! lean from your failures to become a better photographer". David Duchemin, Craft & Vision
Craft & Vision Video blog: Vision is Better, https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrCj4BerLCMsHV3QT6OBB_A
If you want to lean about the craft of photography, I highly recommend watching David's series of video blogs "Vision is Better" on YouTube. He puts into words how I feel about my work. It's always about your vision & how to improve what your eyes & mind see's.
If your a gear head & want to hear about new cameras & gear this is not the podcast for you. David dives into the philosophy of your photographic vision & tries to inspire that part of your craft.
This Sunday, I challenged myself by cutting my shooting angle from a super wide Sony 16-35mm to a Zeiss Batis 25mm, loosing 9mm in my angle of view. I didn't think that loosing 9mm of view would be that distraction but it threw me for a loop! My go to lens has always been the 16-35mm, & shooting seascapes always at 16mm. By 5:30am about a half hour to sunrise, every fiber in my being wanted to swap out the 25mm back to the 16-35mm lens. It was very difficult exercise & it felt like someone had put blinders on me & totally took me out of my comfort zone. Needless to say I came up empty, well actually came up with this 1 image that I'm not to thrilled about but I did want to share my failures with you. I almost never get the shot & I do have more images that I feel should be in the trash.
What did I learn from this exercise? I learned not to be afraid to try different thing, & to be more open. Most of all not to limit myself in my shooting style & if I don't get "The Shot", that's ok there's always another day. I felt really rushed for one reason, I couldn't find the right composition. So I kept on moving trying different angles, I forgot what I had learned in the last month...slow down, see & feel your composition.
Aloha a hui hou my friends!
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