Why oh Why does it always have to be so hard to get one's body in gear, take out the camera, and shoot some photos? It isn't because of a lack of subject, or opportunity. If anyone has any ideas on how to self motivate during the dog days of summer let me know. Otherwise, I am just going to continue to kick back and enjoy a cool one!
Every once and awhile, it suits your purpose as a growing and developing artist, to review your portfolio and really look at your work with a critical eye. Ask yourself some honest and pertinent questions as you examine your work, such as:
"How does my work compare to my peers?"
"Am I going in the direction that I have envisioned?"
"Could I benefit from some technical growth?"
and most importantly...
"Am I getting boring, narrow and repetitive with my art?"
Recently, I did this little exercise while looking at my own portfolio. The question that leaped out at me the most was the third one. I recognize that I have a tendency to pract
Many years ago, I would walk around with my trusty Chinon, taking pictures while my hubby fished. It was easier than hauling around art supplies, considering much of the areas the husband fished were way off the beaten path. I was not ever much into Plein Art (painting on site), much preferring to paint or draw in the comfort of my own studio, not fighting with the elements. Most of my photos were taken with the idea of using them as resources.
Then, after my children were grown and pursuing their own passion with photography, I began following them about with my own camera. Suddenly, Photography became an art form in of itself. There it