So, over the last couple of weeks I’ve been struggling with my photography game a little. I’ve been losing motivation and not really having confidence in my work and my style. I kind of felt that I was all over the place with my photos, there was no clear identity or style to them. I didn’t have my own definition or stamp as a photographer, a style that carried through all my photos. I want to get to a stage where someone looks at a photo and is like ‘ah, that’s a very Enda style photo’, then looks at the creds and is like ‘oh dayum, it is him!’.
I have literally spent 3 weeks locked up in my room editing photo after photo. And then re-editing photo after photo, changing things here and there and learning different techniques and methods of composing and editing photos. It’s been tough. Every time I finish an edit I’m like ‘ ah there! that’s my style!’ Then I go and make a cup of tea, come back and think the whole thing is bollocks!
But I think that these weeks have been really good in terms of my photographic ability, I feel that I’ve “reached a new level” (as stupid as that sounds) of photographic ability and I feel more of my photographic identity in my photos, so my confidence is slowly coming back.
On Wednesday I hopped on a bus and took a trip up to Dublin. It was the first time in a while that I took my camera out with a goal to capture photos and perspectives of a city. It felt great! Some of the shots are shown below. The trip included a stop at the Guinness Storehouse and I got some perspectives from there as well.
So, all I can say is photography is not just about a photo, it’s about a perspective. When you look at a photo, you aren’t just looking at objects and colours, you are looking at someone’s identity, their style, and ultimately, you are being allowed to see into how the person views the world around them. How they perceive everything. This is why I love photography so much, you learn a lot about someone and their personality when you explore their photos. I finally feel like I am showing my personality and perspectives in my images. It feels good. Thanks for reading and your continued support.
Can you relate to any of this? Not just in photography, but in anything you do? If so I’d love to hear. I think this stretches far beyond photography. Thanks again.
© endatheroad 2018. (A lot of time, effort and money has gone into the production of these images, if you’d like to use any of them please contact me first. Thank you.)