For the past few months I've been stuck in a creative rut. Wanting to photograph images, coming up with ideas, but when it's time to execute those ideas my mind goes blank or I end up hating what I create. I recently told a friend that I was bored with my camera, his response was "if you think your camera's boring, your images are going to be boring." Which I can't agree enough with. I don't have the finances to purchase a new camera, or lens, currently, so instead I mess around with different techniques which has seemed to help me come out of this rut.
I'm currently in a digital photography class at my college, just something to get an easy A in. A lot of what I'm supposed to be "learning" I've taught myself years ago, but it's always nice to have a refresher. I was hoping that this class would help me create better images and learn more about my passion. It has a little, but since it is an intermediate photography class, I'm kind of going over where I'm "supposed" to be in the class. I have learned a lot more about lighting though, and I am currently learning how to properly print out an image, which is very nice.
I turned in my photo project today, that helped me get out of the creative rut I was feeling all these months. The warmer weather helped a lot with that also. I had my best friend and fellow photographer, Irma Ali, pose for me in and around my home. Since the first day of spring was the day before I took the images I decided to do a "spring" vibe. Something that signified rebirth and how pure new beginnings could be. Here is what resulted.
My class loved my photos and the only critique that was said was said by my professor who pointed out that one of my prints had a little more magenta in it then it should've had, but also that it was an easy fix. After class my professor pulled me aside and said that she loved all of the images I had created and that I seem very advanced for the class that I'm in. Probably one of the nicest things I've heard in a while.