No, this is not about the blood types in case you’re wondering.
This is a reminder and advice first of all for myself about staying focus, thinking more positive, disregard haters, value opinions of people that matter to you and cut the crap out of your daily routine… If you can relate – good, if you disagree – also good.
I’ve read many articles and blogs lately where people write how they are becoming frustrated and discontent with whats going on in a photography world we live in. Street photography in particular.
Lots of opinions are being tossed around on what IS street photography and what IS NOT, how you should shoot it, with what, or and I dont want to get into the #filmisnotdead going viral as if film shooters somehow put more soul into their photos than the folks who use digital. Who cares which type writer you used to write a book? Which particular instrument you used to make that song. If the final result is great and is what you want it to be – WHO CARES? The main thing is that you enjoyed the process…
Yes, we are bombarded with millions of images uploaded online every day but after all it is WE who decide what to look at. I am as guilty as anyone else of being the social media junkie but I do try to cut the crap out of this giant social media pool, cut the negativity out. I don’t need to follow hundreds of users on Instagram, don’t need to follow back instantly anyone who follows me on Twitter or FB, sure its great making photography connections with people whose work you find interesting but i’m talking about maybe a dozen folks.
The main thing is – stick to what you love, go make photos, one day you’ll feel like shooting close ups, another day you’d shoot urban landscapes, read books and inspiring blogs, (get off that Tumblr-its pretty useless so far and i dont want to be sacrificing more time on that…)
OK, i’m done, thanks for reading,
Stay positive and keep creating, see you soon