Your first imagery are valuable!
On this first blog, i would love to talk about my first imagery as a landscape photographer.
And why is it so important? Those imagery are of the past, right?
Why does it mather? I hardly see them any more, they sitting duck in a folder file on my backup drive!
Lets start-off with personal reflection
Personal reflection is a mutch underestimated aspect in photography.
It defines where you are now, and where you have been, which steps did you have to make to become the photographer you are to day!?
Well, first off all, I just like to see what taughts and with choices I did made, not to much influenced by knowledge about photography, compositional rules, they are pure and undefined.
And it sets me think, shall I revisit the place if been? Its makes emotion free from a time there.
And seeing those imagery makes you proud with improvements you make to day.
Thats reflection on his best!
Re-live the moment
Seeing those imagery from back then, I instantly know why i became so “hooked” by photography, that sunrise on the lighthouse was one magical scene, the sky exploded with colors and such a lovely view to see, peaceful, calm, those first moments I can see clearly in thoughts how it was!
Well thats some food for thought as well, I shot both scene’s with a Nikon d5100 with a standart kit lens 18-55 with a stealth gear filter system, thinking about this set-up makes me all lough again, images full of magenta color cast, lens diffraction, and didn’t know what to do with the autofocus system at all, but…
Iff you see the image from the light house, it actually doest suck that mutch?!
For this I want to say, it all comes back to creativity, gear isn’t the biggest factor on great images!
This is one aspect to look back my imagery from way back, shooting nice images doest come by the hundreds, for me im happy i can shot 15 to 30 images a year, a hand full are my favorites!
But to stay inspired, to go out on a dull overcast gray day, lack of creativity or just simply to push your self to go out, it defiantly helps to see imagery from back then, it can help to balance thoughts and the drive of perfection, cause..does a thing like perfection exist?!
I hope this little thread gives you “food for tought” and inspires you to out!
And a little word of advice? Make a file folder with all the jpg images you have, It would make you proud and cherish this wonderful hobby/profession we have! Amateur or professional, in the end, it all comes back down on the biggest aspect in photography…..creativity!!
"A photograph is usually looked at - seldom looked into.