Well, another 1st Thursday of the month, and another Salon. This one has the Assigned Subject of "Starts with K". Kangaroo? Kite? Kleenex? Kickbox? Kick, Knuckle, Knobby? Ketchup... These are just a few that you can choose from. How many did you think of? I only got 2 of these and that's all I needed to complete the category, but this was a hard one. I usually have many to choose from in my catalog, but not for this subject. Good luck to all this Thursday and may the best photographs win.
PQ. This blogs Philosophical Question is more of a statement, but it is something I heard on a You Tube video about Storm Photography. The photographer said, "The reason I like photographing storms is that it is capturing a moment in time that no one else will ever see again. If you do it well, you can change someone's view of the world and show them something they may never have seen or will never see again."
I totally agree with this statement, but also will say that you could potentially create an interest in that person which could shape history.
How many people have seen a photograph of an event or place, that then decided to go there and help the people affected? How many times have photographs of a home, sold that home, and great photographs sold it for a higher price? How many times has an actor's amazing head shot photo, got them a role that changed their careers as well as the industry? These and many others are reason's why photography will always be a medium which has importance.
On the news front, there is less happening than the last blog. Very slow for photo news this week other than not posting a photo of your $650 World Series Ticket on Instagram, since someone did, and his seat was stolen.
This weeks tip is to have a reason to shoot. If you are finding it hard to take photos on a regular basis, try doing a special project for a month. Maybe it's shooting with only one lens, or focal length, maybe it's only black and white for a month, maybe it's setting up a small studio with flash/strobes or even some end table lamps and seeing what light does to different subjects. Skrim it, Diffuse it, make it hard and directional and see how it affects a different subject every day. Or better yet, see how many ways you can shoot the same subject with different light or backgrounds. Can you get to 30? If you get some really good shots, share them here. Just make sure they aren't of your 50 yard line Bison Ticket.. :)