This image is the perfect summation of the way I felt today trying to get a shot. But when you feel that way, just keep moving, keep climbing. You’ll find inspiration somewhere.
I have seen many many people start a photo a day for a year project. I’ve even seen some finish!
In early 2013, my wife and I moved from Chicago to Milwaukee. In doing so, we moved away from an underwater condo, lots of friends, and 2 steady well-paying jobs not really knowing what was going to happen.
There are days – many days actually – as an artist where I can’t seem to find the inspiration to create and everything seems quite ordinary.
“Everything has been thought of before, but the problem is to think of it again.”
As a photographer and artist, I’m always trying new things, new techniques, and new equipment so I can continue to improve on what I have done and perhaps create something not done before.
A lot goes into creating a photograph. Certainly knowing your equipment inside and out, making sure your settings are correct for the subject, getting what needs to be in focus IN focus, are big parts of making a photo. Then there is this from National Geographic photographer, Jim Richardson,
“There is only you and your camera. The limitations in your photography are in yourself, for what we see is what we are.”