What have I learned since my New Year’s Day post? I have learned that all else being equal, I’d rather be out photographing birds. Since the first, I’ve been working long hours during the week, and attending to some personal projects on the weekends, and I expect that will be the case for some time.
The Year of Square project is keeping me sane during this image drought. When I started the project, I didn’t want to come home from work in the evenings and then have to come up with a photo. But now, I see that as precisely what I need. I spend all day at work sitting in front of a computer, so having a photo assignment every evening prevents me from coming home and spending the REST of the day sitting at a computer.
Instead of grabshots, I’m now forcing myself to take time and use the considerable resources available (lenses, flashes, etc.) to make images that have a reason to exist. Sometimes I get it right. Sometimes I do not. But I think the key is to keep shooting, so when I do have more time, I’ll have been practicing.