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