Photography

South Melbourne

I’m going to admit it. I really don’t like my photography course. Like, I’m on the verge of hating it. Every time that I go to read my course notes or try to work on an assignment, I feel like I hit a creative roadblock. The content is dry and at times, really not relevant and the references just don’t inspire me. My thinking at the beginning of the year was that it would help me become a better photographer but at the moment, I’m questioning that all together.

It’s strange because I was always one of those kids that thrived in a school environment – I liked doing homework and getting good grades. But with this, it’s something completely different. I’ve got another four months left and six modules to go – I’m not sure how I’ll get through it but the geek inside me says to keep going so I will.

So what does one do when they’re creatively stuck? Well, in my case, they buy a new camera and challenge their own ways of shooting. One of my biggest weaknesses when it comes to photography is taking it outside – the people on the streets, the strange looks and accidental bumps as well as other uncontrollable variables like weather and traffic all scare me like crazy. But I’ve set myself the challenge to get better at it before I go to London and Paris later this year.

I have to admit, my Oly EM10 has made it all the bit easier to take on this challenge. His discrete looks don’t scare the masses plus he surprisingly handles a few situations better than our SLR. Here’s a few snaps from our South Melbourne day-cation over the past weekend:

Hallways

Okay, so it’s been another couple of months since my last post and I’m still contemplating how much longer I should keep my blog going. I haven’t quite reached a decision yet so in the meanwhile, I’ll keep this running until I figure out what to do (which is kind of a best of both worlds answer at the moment)!

Anyway, I finally got around to putting some shelves in our hallway over the week. Our little house though small, is blessed with an extremely wide hallway – our hallway is over two metres wide which I love! One of the first things we thought when we bought our home was that the hallway needed some kind of storage so that it was functional but without compromising our space. Over time, we’ve added cabinets but it’s the shelves that really have completed this space.

There’s still much to do in our home – it really is a never ending process but at least that’s another that’s off the list!

First Submission

Okay, so I’m writing a lot about my course recently but I promise I’ll write something about my home update soon!

I’ve just submitted my first photograph for one of my assignments and it surprisingly challenged me. I had been putting it off because I thought I’d breeze through it – the brief was to take a photo of something around the home in an ‘artistic’ way… how hard could it be, right? I do it all the time for the blog and for my IG posts so I was feeling pretty confident.

Of course, turns out I was wrong and it was harder than I thought. Self doubt and pressure came into play again but I got over it and just did it – as I’m getting older, I’m finding that this is a good approach to tackling things! Anyway, here’s a quick look at what I submitted – what do you think? Any feedback is greatly welcomed!

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