One of the great things from the trip to New Zealand was I got my mojo back and it has been good to get back to the city for some photography. The city is one of the subjects I photograph a lot.
Back to the City
It was strange over summer how I really didn’t want to go out and take photos. I know it wasn’t just the weather. For quite a while I think I was totally disillusioned with the whole world of photography.
Part of it comes from being the age I am, being made to feel like I have no value to the world. Age and being a woman in her 50’s does rather suck at times. It has been amazing but I have spoken to so many other women of the same age. We all feel the same. We feel as though society has forgotten us and we don’t matter. It has been suggested that we are the invisible generation.
What the solution to that problem is I don’t know.
Trying to find people who want to learn from me was another problem. Again, I think it went back to that being a woman in my 50’s. Do people really want to learn from me?
After deciding that I was going to give most of it up, I am finding that women are starting to find me. They want me to teach them how to do photography. Or, surprisingly, they want to just talk to me. That has been a massive surprise. It has made me feel better.
So I guess I am teaching again.
It isn’t a bad thing. Perhaps it even makes sense in many ways. It is something I enjoy doing. Meeting new people is wonderful. I am also thinking that maybe my target audience should be women my age. We understand one another.
3 Legged Thing Pro Team
Becoming part of the Pro Team for 3 Legged Thing has been a great morale boost. It makes me feel good and has helped to inspire me. Today my new tripod from them arrived and I can’t wait to get out to use it.
Getting my mojo back
I think it is fair to say that I definitely have it back. When I was travelling around New Zealand I knew it was back. It was so good getting out to take photos there. Since getting back I’ve been craving it and always looking to get out. The weather has been very wet though, but I have some trips planned.
The image below was taken during a lesson I was giving a woman from Perth. We spent a few hours together over a couple of days. I had so much fun with her and got some great images. It is the right season now for this sort of photography and I am going to get out as much as I can.