It may not come as a surprise to many of you, but I have really been struggling with my photography. I think the biggest problem I’ve had is that I don’t want to go out and take photos. That probably isn’t completely true, but I don’t want to go anywhere where will be a lot of people. I don’t care what our government or others think COVID isn’t over.
Australia has gone from having one of the best records for it to having the worse. We have just allowed it to run rampant because people don’t want to live carefully. They don’t want to protect the elderly, the sick or the young. Who cares if so many people are still dying as long as they get to live their lives the way they want to.
Not me. I would be devastated if I went out and then caught it and passed it on to someone who then died from it. I couldn’t live with myself if that happened.
Dave and I are still living like we are in lockdown, mostly. We do go out, but only to certain places and never anywhere where it might be crowded.
So taking photos
The city has always been a great place for me to go, but I haven’t been there for about 2 years. If people followed mask rules and such it wouldn’t be so bad, but they don’t, so I am not getting on any trains, trams or buses.
I could go out and do some other stuff, which I have done, but I often don’t have a car. So I am at home and there aren’t many flowers in the garden.
Well, I saw something recently. Joel Grimes doing a Still Life Masterclass and I thought it was wonderful. So I am going to try and do more of that and see where it takes me.
Today I did my first set-up. I am still having a few issues to work through, but I’m sure I will get there.
Here is my first attempt.
Simplicity could be the key I think. I’ve tried doing still life before and I really haven’t enjoyed it, but I am starting to see what I did wrong, so now it is time to fix that and start enjoying this kind of photography.
What do you do when you need some inspiration.?