Friday, 31 December 2010
It's that time of year yet again!
If I remember, last year I resolved to get away from photographing people and try to improve my pictorial skills. I stopped posting as many pictures on sites such as Flickr and the other two forums that I subscribe to, and concentrated on entering prints for selection in exhibitions. No ribbons or medals of any colour were forthcoming, but I did manage to get some 22 print accepted, and a few of those were in colour, surprise! surprise! I think I will carry on along those lines for 2011. I find it more satisfactory to have an effort acknowledged by photographers that are in themselves regarded as image makers of some repute.
What I’ve found interesting over the past couple of months is, for want of a better phrase, messing about on the computer. Nothing startlingly new, because there seems to be nothing startlingly new in the photographic world, but discovering what happens if I tweak this or that slider or button and end up with a result that I find pleasing. No doubt someone somewhere has already pressed and slid the sliders and buttons and found it pleasing and achieved an end result infinitely more pleasing than mine; but I’ll keep plodding on.
Well if anybody reads this, and gets this far, I hope all your New Year resolutions come to fruition and you spend many happy hours indulging in your photography.