Vision: (noun) imagination, creativity, inventiveness, innovation, inspiration, intuition, perception, insight, foresight, prescience.
Perhaps lack of vision would be a better tittle for this post.
When I looked up from reading (a photography book) I noticed the Blue Salvia in the garden, the light was nice as the sun was going down this evening so I picked up my camera and took a few shots. I do like the way it turned out, especially the blur of the background flowers. But (yep, you knew it was coming) it is not very inspiring, it doesn’t speak to me. I love images that have meaning, that speak to me… right now my images are silent. How do I find vision?
What is my plan? First of all, I’m not sure ‘vision’ can be found, but I am sure going to try! I have been reading books, looking at blogs, taking a few photos, and reading some articles about photographers. I think the key is to take more photos. I need to spend time thinking about the image I want to capture, what I want it to say, how I am feeling, what I see… (I, I , I, can I get more self-centered?) Once during a workshop the first step was to write down ideas (just think about possible shots), then go back and take the shots. This is will be my first step. Next I will give myself a lesson each week.
On a positive note :) a cool front is coming this Sunday, low of 67 and a high of 86. It will be a great day for taking pictures!