So I'm enjoying this little gift of a day off.
On my continued quest of bettering my photography, I'm setting up some still life shots and playing with editing, working with textures & layers.
I'm not a still life type of girl. I get bored with it easily. I'm a people person. The movement, the mystery, the intrigue, the action.
But alas, the weather is causing me to do the best with what I have. There's not much "life" out there on the streets right now.
Or is that just an excuse? Am I hiding behind that to keep from stepping out of my comfort zone and just go out and sit on a bench, walk the streets, sit in a coffee shop, visit the mall and observe "life" and take those people shots? Am I hiding behind that as an excuse to not reach out to the umpteen teenagers I work with every day and ask, "hey - would you be willing to model for me so I can practice my photography?"
Normally, I can be a very outgoing, not-so-shy kind of person. Why is it so hard for me to do "all of the above"? I know that practice makes perfect, or at least gets you closer to it. I know what I want to do with my photography this year, but how can I achieve that if I don't step out of my comfort zone?
Reading books, blogs & watching instructional videos are all things I need to do to better my craft. But unless I get out & DO the things I read about and see done, what good will it all do me?