“Don’t confuse fame with success. Madonna is one, Helen Keller is the other” ~ Erma Bombeck
Stagnation is overly harsh and doesn’t accurately describe my recent struggles with photography. Restless and confined are probably closer to what I have been feeling. If you add my usual amount of self-criticism, throw in a number of loose ends as I try to learn how to get my photography off the ground, the cascading effect presents a challenge. No doubt, I will find myself in this spot a number of times if I want to keep evolving as a person and an artist.
Reader: “Thanks for sharing, Gerry. That was so touching, informative, and inspiring.”
Me: “Relax, I could have written that opening paragraph a lot of different ways. It’s my blog, I get to do the setup.”
Reader: “Yeah well, I’m the reader and that whole stall thing you do where you fill space on the blog post makes my butt tired.”
Me: “Your butt’s always tired.”
through the windows
Yesterday afternoon, I took some steps to change my regular, obsessive, structured process of shooting. Wait for it…I shot everything hand held, no tripod, no cable release, no mirror in lock-up mode, and not preset bracketing. Take that! I was out there, totally winging it, walking the edge of the razor. I know what you’re thinking, “What a rebel. Did crowds gather to watch the wildness of that activity?”
All I can say is that you can expect more renegade shooting. Deal with it.
Nature photography will always be important for me and will always be part of my work. As I have been going through the redesign project for Gerry Daniel Photography, Gerry Daniel Photography Blog, and my Twitter account (renegade_photog), I am moving towards a broader description of my work. The sites are being redesigned through the services of photoKandy and the project is going very well. Branding, a professional site design, and SEO (search engine optimization) are important elements to any business and the new design will go a long way towards helping me in those areas.
textures, shapes, and wrinkles
The song for this post is titled “Fame” from the album titled “The Clarence Greenwood Recordings” by Citizen Cope. If you are someone that enjoys a good song with good lyrics, this one could be for you. If not, then it’s for me because I like it, a lot. I am not now and may never be famous, fame isn’t really a goal. The song deals more with the factors in our society (America in particular) that focus on fame.