When I was doing my 366 last year, photography was paramount, and often got in the way of life. Now that’s finished, and I’m in a less regimented photography schedule, I find I really have to work at switching ‘creativity’ on. When I was doing it every day, my brain seemed to be in a constant mode of thinking about the next picture, planning for it and getting it done. Now I am more or less free and I read a book, or do housework (never known for it last year!). I am glad I made Monday, Thursday and Friday deadlines for myself or my camera would be gathering dust! Also Sophie and I have started going out at weekends again, so Fraggle Reports are being prepared when I’ve finished 2016’s over on the other blog.
It is hard to be original, photography is a huge thing, and whilst there are a few photographers out there who push the boundaries (check out this guy HERE ), I am not one. I find I tend to be inspired by (plagiarise unashamedly!) pictures I’ve seen and want do do my own version of. It gives me something to focus on, think about and figure out how to do it, then do it a bit different. Not sure if it’s a good or bad thing but I like doing it and if I give credit I think that’s OK. Sometimes though so many people have done similar stuff you don’t know where the original idea came from so you just have to carry on regardless. Landmarks of course are fair game, every photographer in the North East just about has shot the Tyne bridges from similar viewpoints, especially at night. Frego was my idea but I’d seen lots of similar things done with lego people, (check out this guy HERE).
Recently I saw some toy cars on Flickr ( check out HERE) so I’m doing my own versions, original-no, fun-yes, learning curve- yes, result!