Lately, I have been stating in other blogs and posts to “capture what grabs your attention”. To be spontaneous with the camera and not think too much on it before you talk yourself out of the shot not knowing that the concept, ‘first thought; best thought’, had been around for years. The concept is based on our first thought is usually the boldest and is not immediately influenced by the analytical part of the brain. In short, your natural state of mind is usually clear and the first thing you see can ‘grab your attention’.
Does social media or the internet help or hurt us when we try to find our artistic voice?
I think we could all sit on the fence with our answer or maybe you weigh heavily to one side or the other. Even though the hyper-connectivity to so much information and influence can be useful, I believe it confuses us artistically at the core.
I make the attempt each day to try and digest information about my craft that can help me be a better photographer; a better version of myself. Each one of those attempts doesn’t necessarily result in an ah-ha moment but the effort to find those nuggets of gold are rewarding and inspiring. This past week, I studied a little deeper in a couple areas to take my black and white photography to another level.