Tuesday, July 10, 2012
My husband would tell you that I am a terrible backseat driver. I tell him to go faster, slower, use his signal, and any and all other annoying tips that he doesn't need me to tell him. However, sometimes when I'm riding in the car I am otherwise preoccupied finding photo shoot locations. I'm sure that frantically writing down every promising place you see as you ride to the grocery store is not the most effective photo location system, but that's what I do. The notes section of my iphone is full of little descriptions for later of places that I see in the car. Today I finally had the chance to drive ALL over the county to these little places to take some test shots. During college I would roam around and take photos everywhere simply for the sake of creativity. I really miss that part of photography. I'm always the person taking photos on trips and visits, and I often here "hey, where's your camera?!" or "why didn't you bring your camera?" I think I just needed a time to bond with the photographer I used to be, so I was really happy to throw the camera in the car, stop at Starbucks, and spend 2 hours driving around by myself for the sole purpose of taking photos. [It feels good to be reminded that I don't always have to take photos of people too.] So I would encourage my fellow photographers who are feeling run down with editing, deadlines, and demands to do the same--just go off with your camera and have fun taking photos!
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lovely. i love the little red flowers on that tree trunk.
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