Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Went out today shot the Holiday bowl Parade for myself just to keep in the groove. After all these years, it's still really fun to just go out and do some street shooting, or as I like to call it, "sketching". This basically means just going out and snapping things that interest you without the pressures of doing it for a client. As a photographer, I think it's a very good way to refine your own vision and learn by experimentation. I almost picture myself as a roving, voyeuristic sociologist documenting a native culture. I think it's good to ask yourself, "how can I best describe these people and environment?". "Would this event look different or the same if it was shot in Nebraska or New York or Miami"? I suppose it's kind of cheesy but it's just a little of what goes goes on in my totally distorted mind.
Happy New Years all!!