If you stumble over to my flickr account you?ll see that I?ve been taking a few more photos lately, and so I should be considering I spent nearly £800 on my Canon 450d and lenses over the summer. The problem I have is that I take too many photos, opting for quantity rather than quality all the time and the reason for this is that most of my photos are recording events. Last Wednesday I was at a music gig and ended up taking several hundred photos, with my reasoning being that I?d rather have too many than too few, and can pick and choose what I like. All good in theory but it?s a lot of work to go through those, sort them out in photoshop if needed (especially if shot in RAW format), and then upload them.
I would ideally like to put a lot more into my photography and actually think a bit more about what I?m doing rather than just snapping away and hoping I get something good. I should be a bit more active and control what it is that I?m photographing.
I?ve been very impressed with Moodaholic, a photoblog by the talented Kenny Weng, and I would really love to be able to do half the things he has done. Each photo is beautifully composed and shot, then carefully selected and edited until the result is a unique work of art.
I may try and go through some of my existing photos and select any that I?m proud of and maybe set up a photoblog branching off from my main domain much like this blog does. That way I can focus on photos without having to have some story connected to them, and of course I can make a new template/style which will utilise the whole screen which I can?t do on this blog.
I?m not setting a timeline on this and so it goes into my ?things to do? pile.