Monday, March 30, 2009

Life these days:)


So what have I  been doing lately??? Try to take a wild guess.....work, photo, family, photo, wedding, photo, family, photo....so the balancing act is a work in progress!  but how many times can a person can excited about something over and over again...the impossible is now possible:)  Its amazing all the new things I learn, observe, and process about photography on a daily basis.  I'm still trying to find my personal style and know that I have a long ways to go!  Each day I'm practicing with my camera and am constantly trying to take it all in.  Just the other day, as I looked at my mountains of laundry piling at the second, I decided to take the advice of my good friend Britt by taking pictures of the piles....I know, I probably could of finished two loads of laundry by the time I was done...but playing around with the light, moving some piles into other rooms that were lit, working the angles, cranking up my ISO and learning to work my Nikon was so much fun.  Who does that?  Its too easy to get caught up in concentrating on exposure, focusing, and all the other technical elements instead of light, composition, mood, texture, and dimension.  If there is one thing I'm gaining a better understanding of>>> it is the word "picture".  The word "picture" or "photography" is now 3 dimensional, as I try to find interesting light, or good composition, or texture with my photos.  It can get a bit overwhelming, but I can never say no to the challenge.  I also believe that communication is so key to life and vital to photography.  Communication is how we are to keep good relations with clients, other photographers, help elicit emotions, setting expectations, discussing issues that arise, and provide those we are shooting an experience to remember. Its a good thing I'm a chatter box, and have been in the business of talking to thousands as I teach and advise college students about their education....this journey is always taking new form as I reach farther to grasp the new opportunities that approach.  Its taught me a powerful lesson of self discovery, as i come face to face with myself and realize that rather than having dreams of becoming famous and taking over the world, I'm more interested in improving my quality of life and those around me.  I take time to recharge my creative energy, stay passionate about my craft, and keep balanced.   I may not be the best photographer, but I love it, I will keep doing it and only hope to get better.  Just today I was talking to one of my good friends and had to remind both her and myself to not worry about what others think....as long as you have done your best, that is all that matters...yeah, there are many pix's out there better, but so what....this experience is about making your intentions real and making things happen.  If someone is reading this and interested in photography, don't be scared to pick up that camera!  Just do it!  Take the reigns of your destiny and see it through.  That is my two cents for today.....so until then I have alot of catching up to do:)

9 comments:

Crystalyn said...

i'm up doing laundry that i didn't do earlier ; )

seini, i wish i would have figured out what you wrote tonight two years ago. i think i would have learned faster and been less frustrated.

and i totally understand using your laundry to photograph instead of washing it or folding it. it's much more fun ; )

it's great to be in touch again!

The Finau Family said...

Wow great POST Seini.. I understand how looking at things thru a lens changes your outlook on life, you begin to see the beauty in everything. (Yes even laundry LOL) I love your latest pictures what an awesome job, I just recently bought me a NIKON (yea tax returns LOL) So I'm doing the same thing shooting everything, my daughter is loving it.. You've seemed to take this photography by storm GREAT job. Let me know when we can hook some time and shoot together one NIKON to another.. LOL..
My husband says UM can you go put your camera down and go coupon shopping please.. LOL.
Sorry this turned into a novel..

sepa said...

thanks for the great post, lady. now, let's see those laundry pix. i'm curious. :)

Mary Marantz said...

what an awesome post!! good for you!

Ronnie said...

Amen, sister! Amen! WHO CARES what others think!?! That's my favorite advice in times of uncertainty and self-doubt! Just keep on keepin' and do your thang!

Vaitai 6 said...

Sooo true... so funny the things we have ideas of shooting. I have a birds eye view of my humongerous laundry pile that I threw down the stairs. I didn't get very technical, but I did observe how beauty, details, shadows, light can be found, even in a pile of laundry. and maybe it might be interesting to see how that could apply as a texture?! Who knows. You are so right. Challenged with doubt all the time, but once you get over it, it's MUCH easier to face the next challenge. Thanks sis for such wonderful insight.

chatti said...

This is such a great post!

Brittney Hale Photography said...

Girl you rock!! first off let me just say HOLY CRAP- your pics from the shoot are amazing!!!! honestly these are steller. you nailed em! and second... YOU are fabulous. I love the heart and soul you put into your work and thank you for sharing it.

Club Tourists and Co. said...

Nice pictures you got here!

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