Things over here have been a little crazy since I posted about how we were going to transfer pictures to a new computer (which also involves mass deleting. see ya later (read: never again) little suckas. nice knowin' ya.) I said I might be taking it easy for the next while or so (maybe til april, maybe not.) but the show must go on, so I tried to keep delivering two blog posts a week.
Before that post I had regularly been posting a weekly update with (give or take) five pictures, one from every school day, and a fabulous friday.
After that post, some of you might have noticed my weekly posts consisted of a series of pictures from the same photo shoot. What happened there?
To be honest, I stopped taking pictures. Not completely, but I'm down to photo shoot a week. I don't take a picture a day anymore. and haven't, for the past few weeks. I've really only picked up my camera once or twice a week.
and I don't know if you can tell, maybe it's all in my mind, but I feel it's made my pictures lately have take a huge turn for the better. It was exhausting taking a picture (almost) every day and when I looked back on the week, there wasn't anything I was particularly happy with. Nothing I dislike, maybe, but nothing that made my heart sing, either.
that said, not every photo since has made my heart sing, either. But two things: ones is, I'm learning to delete. big time delete. if I don't like it, if it's out-of-focus, if it's cutting people's head's off, delete it. Unless it's the only picture left of Grandma (and with cameras in everyone's hand 24/7, you'd better believe it's not.) it can go. Really. let go. and secondly, something I've realized along that road was that I'm much more of a multiple photos kinda gal. When I take a series, it feels complete... and then, if I want, I can choose one or two photos that really speak to me from that series, but I'm not a take-one-shot-be-done photographer.
So I guess that files me under "Over-Shooter."
But I guess I don't mind.