To completely honest, this post is being written for me more than you or anyone else. It was once again a Sunday morning and I found myself sitting on the couch, watching my favorite YouTubers and longing for being “out there” on my own adventure and taking images. I’m not the first to say this (and it won’t be the last time I need to hear it I’m sure), but “if you want to take pictures – take pictures” and “if you want to write a blog – write”.
These words that I’ve heard so many times kept going through my head, so finally I grabbed my camera and took a stroll around the property and I had a fantastic time (few shots from my stroll at the bottom of this post)! Albeit I didn’t capture anything that deems updating my portfolio, I was able to practice composition and camera settings which will only serve to benefit me more the next time I’m out on a real shoot.
Lastly the matter of writing. For quite some time I have wanted to build up my blog – hence this post (“if you want to write a blog – write”). I won’t go into the whole #leavefacebook debate here but I was watching another of the Youtubers (Dave Morrow – How QUITTING SOCIAL MEDIA CHANGED MY LIFE & PHOTOGRAPHY | The Landscape Photography Journals E14) that I really enjoy and he went over his plight of leaving social media and spoke to how his departure allowed him to focus more on his website and the positive impact this has had on his content and traffic. I can’t say I’m ready to drop the social media scene, but I do believe that I can choose where to focus my energy and attention. This website has very few followers at this time, so I will need to keep the other accounts but perhaps I can change to using them more for an outlet to advertise the work published here.
So I’m taking here what I’ve heard and sincerely believe and – Just Doing It! What are your thoughts? Share in the comments section below.