Cruising right along in the second month of my Pad! Winter is the hardest way to start because of the weather. It keeps us indoors, out of the cold. It also keeps our cameras indoors and often forces us to be creative. One of the reasons I skipped doing this in 2013 is because of the lack of creativity I was enduring. I opted for a iphone photo just to have an entry for that day. The stress…or the fact I let the PaD consume me was not good. I can only imagine what a full time, professional photographer suffers through. At least I could put the camera stuff away and my finances would not suffer, hell, they might actually improve!!! haha. Today was one of those “hard to shoot” days. It was cold, I had a headache, there were very few, if any, people out and about. I dragged myself (drove my car) to the top of the parking garage and took about 4 images. That is it, not 5, 4. I came home and took the memory card out of the camera and that was it for the day.
Earlier this week I took a few shots on the way to and from work as usual and it is becoming a bit easier to find something to shoot, not sure why, but it is. Yesterday I took some photos of a baptism for a friend and wish that I could have gotten some better angles, but there were some good ones in there.
I continue to follow my usual online sites and those links are to the right of this blog. I am finding more and more that I really want to take portraits, not like family or senior portraits. More like the one Tracey and I did back on Jan 19th I love how some photographers find these awesome abandoned buildings, warehouses, hotels, etc and really make some great images! I even keep a couple of lightstands and a softbox in the car…”just in case”. Maybe once I get some space in the house cleaned out I can set up a small area for those types of shots. After all, we know that a few props and a couple of lights can really do a lot if things are controlled and done with purpose.
So, until next week be safe in all that you do and follow those links I shared, there are some talented folks who willingly share great info, insight, tips, knowledge and all other kinds of photography related ideas.
Here are the images from this past week. Click here to go to my PaD Gallery.