Making Plans for Summer and Beyond

Making Plans for Summer and Beyond

Summer is not a great time for the type of photography that I like doing, so it is important that I start making plans for that time and beyond.

This time last year I was feeling very despondent and was ready to give up a lot of my photography. Though that was mainly the business side of it. I wasn’t really sure where I was going with it or what I should do. It was the summer blues.

This year I have decided to take a different approach. It will affect this blog, but only short term. So I am going to share with you what I will be doing.

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Summer in Australia

It has to be said, and I know that many of you won’t be surprised to hear me say this, but,

I HATE SUMMER.

It’s true, I do. It really drives me nuts and I just can’t do the sort of photography I want to do. I’m sure that was the major problem I had 12 months ago and I didn’t know what to do.

This year, I have decided to approach it differently.

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Making Plans for now and beyond

The one thing I learned last year was the at I had to be smarter about what I would do for summer. So over the last month or so I’ve been making plans about what I can do. The clouds are not going to appear as often and chasing them can be impossible, so I need to wait for the right weather. That isn’t going to happen until next March or April. That is months away.

The big question was what was I going to do over summer.

Last week I told you I was being a housewife, and I’m loving it. There is nothing to be ashamed of with it, IT IS MY CHOICE. It is something I want to do and I feel so much happier with that decision. However, I still want to do my photography. So let’s see how it can all work together.

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Housewife/Photographer

Of course, it can work. You already know that I want to clean up the house. I have made great progress with that and for the first time in many years, I’m falling in love with my house again. As the work progresses I am remembering why we loved the house in the first place.

One thing that I am doing more of is cooking and it has reminded me about my love of baking. Yes, you read that right, baking. It is something I loved doing as a child and it brings back fond memories. So I have bought a KitchenAid and I’m planning on doing a lot more baking. Really and the logical thing seems to be to plan on doing food photography. Why not?

So I am making plans for the summer which will include doing more baking and then photographing what I make. The other thing I want to concentrate on is macro photography and doing more still life. I really suck at still life and I want to master it.

While I am doing all this I will be planning work for when the weather gets to what I want to take photos for my exhibition. So the beyond summer part. A good plan I think.

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Week 3

This Blog

It is going to mean cutting back on this blog a bit. I will still post, but will only be two or three a week for the next couple of months.

Last summer I started a new blog, Caught Midway, which I never did anything with and so I have decided that when I not blogging here I would blog there. That blog is more for my mid-life crisis, whatever that is. I will give you links to it when I get started. I think that site will suit more of what I want to do at this point in time.

So wish me luck, I hope this summer won’t be as depressing.

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The photos today are from around summer in 2014/15.

Changing things up for 2019

Making Plans for Summer and Beyond

14 Responses

  1. Great stuff as always.
    I really like the shaded bare trees and how they contrast with the rest of their scene.

    This Summer has been quite loathsome thus far.

    • Thank you, that’s great to hear.

      You can say that again, summer is sucking so far. Not at all how I thought it would be. I hope you aren’t near the fires.

  2. bcelasun

    I wish you luck… :))

  3. -N-

    Being retired, I totally get what you mean about being home. No obligations to others than those of your choosing gives a lot of freedom. I also get your frustration about what to photograph. Here in California we have had our first rains, and there are – gasp! – clouds. Normally we have an endlessly blue sky. It makes inspiration for photography more difficult as things become increasingly brown and burnt (literally and figuratively – fires). So, what to do?

    I think you are really smart to realize what issues you are facing and to make plans to counter them. Trips, processing techniques, focus studies can all help inspire, but I also find for myself setting goals, even a bit abstract and not on a timetable, help. I think you will find yourself more content than you were, but also perhaps more satisfied, too.

    Looking forward to the results.

    • The freedom is good. I am enjoying that as well. I think our summers are similar. Blue, blue and more blue. I hate them. Though I love them when I’m home as we have a lot of solar panels.

      Thank you, I think it was smart too. I got so depressed last year, and I’m glad I’m getting back to it now. So much to experiment with. Goals are great things, I just wish I was better at committing to them. Maybe that is something I need to work on.
      Thank you, though to see many of the results you might need to look at my new blog, https://caughtmidway.com/blog/

  4. All good luck to you with your new life, Leanne 😀
    Beautiful photos.

  5. I am so excited to see that you are in a better place mentally than last year. 🙂 If I can be selfish, I love your work. It inspires me. But your plans make a lot of sense, and it is great if you are happy. If you get bored, plan a trip up here to the northern hemisphere. We are in winter, with that beautiful, softer light you love. Wishing you all the best, Leanne.

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