(Photo taken at: 1/200, f/1.8, ISO 400)
It has been a very long time since I last wrote anything for this blog. All the blogging “how-to”s inform me I should just begin again, pick up where I left off without apology, as if I was never gone. I contemplated doing this. They must know what they’re talking about, right? But in this instance, it doesn’t feel right.
I feel like I need to, well.. to explain I suppose.
This hiatus in writing has not been merely because I’ve been too busy, or because I couldn’t be bothered. The truth is I hit a block. I hit a big, massive, “Who do you think you are to be talking about photography like you know something?” block. You know those voices that appear in your head and tell you what you should do? (No? Just me? hmm) They can be rather mean.
They tell me I should know everything there is to know about photography before daring to say a word about it, and never ever let on that I’m learning with every image I capture. That I should take every photo with pre-determination, never resorting to split-second decisions and occasional pure flukiness. And they tell me I should always be prim and oh-so proper if I ever want to achieve that much aspired-to status of Professional.
But I’ve missed it; the writing, and especially the taking photographs out of the sheer love of imagery. Apart from the jobs I’ve taken on in this time (Some exciting things! More about those soon..) I’ve picked up my camera far too sporadically. So this is me telling the mean voices in my head to get lost.
I will take photos because it makes me happy. And I will write because the words are desperate to be free. I shall do both imperfectly, because I am imperfect and proud of it.
I very much hope that you would like to join me on this journey of discovery. I’d be ever so glad of the company!
(Photo taken at: 1/800, f1.8, ISO 400)