Up next for the Camera Club is the rescheduled Salon Night which is now Tomorrow, Thursday 1/17/2019 at First Presbyterian in Fargo. The Assigned subject this month was Minimalist.
How many of you have started the New Year in a Photography Funk?
I'm sure it's not just me.
I'm struggling with mediocre shots that aren't up to my standard for what I consider great, but we all know that on average we really only get one or two "great" shots a year no matter what level of photography we are at.
I think like many hobbies and even professions, we need to get back to basics and do something fresh periodically to keep us moving forward.
What I did to break the funk was to try a new type of lighting. I did some research and found out that you can sometimes make an average flash work like a black light, and set up a few shots in my dining room to do some black light photography.
While I was shooting that with my Macro lens on the camera I started playing around with some macro shots of the flower pot in natural light, and got a nice result there as well.
Photography tends to expand to the space that you allow it to fill, so I was able to get some pretty interesting shots.
As with all, photography, it's about light and shadows, and composition, and leading lines, and... you get the picture... (Small Photography Pun).
Hope you are all working through your first of the year photo funks as well and looking forward to seeing your results at the Salons.
A shot of a Peace Plant Flower in Ultra Violet.
Small Cactus in Ultra Violet.
A Macro Shot in Natural Light.