Tuesday, 16 October 2007

The "Art" of photography...

Only one day and a few hours to go until the start of my photography course... I have the gear I need, cameras (both digital and film), I have the cards/film I need to start, the cables, lenses, hoods, flashes, filters, bags, covers, computer, monitor, scanner, printer, software, cleaning gear, batteries (and chargers), straps, bells & whistles and light meter.
Now, where did I put my creativity? I know it's here somewhere under this pile of stuff that will require a month at the gym and several visits to the physio to carry around. And therin lies the "Art" of photography... It's 80% hard work, 19% knowledge and skill and 1% being in the right place at the right time.
Being in the right place includes: finding that bargain that no-one else has noticed, seeing the light as it takes on that afternoon or morning (a bit too early at this time of year) glow, finding the perfect subject, having the camera set properly and capturing "the moment"...
The creativity is around here somewhere, the skill will be in developing it and learning how to channel it when it's needed (which is always)...
The fun needs to start today! Why am I waiting for tomorrow?
You know... I think the real art of photography is finding out what people want and giving it to them. Especially that new 39 Megapixel Hasselblad H3D... (Please give one to me - Pleeeeze!)...
More photos to come soon, of course getting film scanned will take a little while...

4 comments:

one little acorn said...

Good luck for tonight - It's going to be great. THIS is what you've wanted to do for ... well... forever. Everything is falling easily into place - that alone is an indication you are doing the right thing.

As for the creativity? Not a problem. You're a natural. Once you start, there will be no stopping you. You have the ideas - it's time to put them into action.

Malcolm said...

Thanks... I am excited, if I leave now I can be early and sit up the front! LOL (4 hours to go!)...

Lou said...

I am in my second year of a photography degree and I am loving it. I already work as a photographer with a small studio, so life is busy. Great to read your excitement and experiences with photography. Lou

Malcolm said...

Thanks Lou, I am excited. I was just posting a blog regarding my new job as a photographer! :)