The Challenge of Confinement
I don't have anywhere cool to go shoot.
I don't have the time to go anywhere interesting to shoot.
I don't have anyplace within walking distance to shoot.
Yeah well....Get off your butt and get out the door and MAKE A PLACE INTERESTING TO SHOOT.
So how do you do that? How did I do that?
Today I walked out the front door and down the block to this big old warehouse. The warehouse has a grassy, weedy, semi-overgrown lot that it sits on, and this I decided was where I would MAKE a place to shoot.
The building has a cement wall that runs along it and as I entered the field/lot I decided that the wall would be where I would find the photos. I love that as a photographer we can find interest in the mundane, beauty in the neglected and overlooked world around us.
I also decided that not only would the wall be my playground, I also decided that ALL the photos would be shared as is, straight from the camera with NO POST PROCESSING OR EDITING!!
This is actually no big deal since the camera I was using, the Olympus OM-D E-M10MkII has these cool Art Filters built in. So I could just let my imagination run wild as I wandered along the wall.
So the purpose of this post was to show you that there is no excuse to not go and create photos. You can go ANYWHERE and find something beautiful. How do I know this?
BECAUSE YOU ARE AN ARTIST, A CREATIVE SOUL WHO PAINTS WITH LIGHT AND YOUR HEART.
I believe in what you do, and I want to see what you create! Now go shoot!!