I have not done much on my website for so long. I have been very busy with a mentoring programme that I am involved in plus I have had a number of upheavals in my life just lately. Selling an apartment and moving to a different city but still commuting back to Wellington on alternate weeks for work. But also a number of weeks living in a small "studio" which I nicknamed "the Cupboard" and then six weeks of house sitting out in remote Miramar, Wellington. When I began that Wellington was hit by the coldest wet weather for the entire Winter and the house, was a very drafty and damp place, so double whammy. I now have a place outside Wellington and a place in Wellington and stay in these on alternate weeks which also means I have the same things in two different places ie: shampoo, breakfast cereal etc but that being said there is always something left behind and required where I currently am.
I intended for this blog to be somehow photography related. Because I have had so much upheaval in my life lately I have lost my mojo for photography so have been doing some reading around vision, creativity developing a personal style and staying motivated. The article that most interested me was the one that asked the question "Why do we Photograph", to which I thought for some time and came up with a little list. I then investigated further and found some items on a website called Luminous-landscape. Whilst I am not really a landscape photographer I explored the website and read the following. What actually lead me to this website was an article entitled Photographer’s Block and this article led onto the following:
- Developing a Personal Style;
- Finding Inspiration;and
- Develop your Creative Vision.
I went back to this website sometime later and found that it was a subscription, pay as you go website, so somehow I got into it through the backdoor!
For the last 6 or so years I have just been shooting what caught my eye and trying out all the genres (except war correspondent that is). Therefore my website shows the eclectic nature of my photography. Whilst I am working my way through the block I am trying to rationalise the portfolios on my webpage and learn some more about using Lightroom as my go-to system as I find Photoshop too much. This learning is hurting my head. Not sure if others are like me I know what I want from a software system but do not have the patience to start from the beginning and learn methodically. "If it doesn't work first time give it up!"
I have been recommended a number of other systems to use but for some reason they do not work with my camera RAW files or I just do not like them. I guess photo editing software is a very personal choice.