I have just bought my first SLR and I feel a million things all at once! Panic. What if I am no good at photography and I just spent all that money?! Excitement. The possibilities are endless now. I am no longer hindered by lack of camera ability, just my own failings. That thought makes my heart beat faster in two ways. It’s a challenge and I love that, but what if I’m not up to it? Apprehension. I have heard stories about how complicated the manual settings on an SLR are.
I guess I will just start over. Focus on learning one thing at a time. At worst I will have clear photos of family events. At best I can achieve great photos for the concept I have in my mind.
As I have said before I am really interested in street photography. It looks HARD. I never see anyone, that would make it much harder. But I have a current obsession with jumping. Mainly because old trusty can’t take a photo fast enough, but new shiny, fancy camera certainly better be able to. So I want to combine them. I want to photograph people jumping. Maybe at least sometimes in places they wouldnt naturally jump. As I write this it sounds confused and has the possibility to nose dive. It might. I have an idea in my mind of what I want to see, but no idea how to get it to translate.
So I will set myself an ongoing challenge. I will try to develop a series of photos of jumping. They won’t be everyday, just when I get something that kind of works and hopefully they will evolve and develop. As long as I can look back and see the first one looking much worse than the most recent I will be happy.
Wish me luck! I will need it.