Is it really September? How can it be? Somehow the 2020 calendar has moved forward even though we feel like we are still stuck in March! Can you feel it in the air? Autumn...
Autumn is an amazing time to be a photographer. The colors and textures of the season are stunning. As the leaves are dying and falling, they create some amazing and vivid beauty. The light is different and changing constantly. The smells are different. There is a sensory explosion!
There are days that are still warm, the nights begin to chill, change is on the way. Can you feel it?
How do you feel about change? Do you wish things would always be same or are you a person who likes to change it up? How does that translate to photography.
Have you ever seen an image and known exactly who photographed it? I see that in our community. Some photographers have a sense of style and purpose and you can identify their work immediately. It could be the subject, composition or even editing style that gives it away.
Some of us dabble in lots of different areas and you can't always identify the photographer.
All of it is OKAY!
But, the message I want to convey this month is "embrace change" and "take a chance."
The changing seasons are necessary. The death in the Fall and Winter leads to growth in the Spring and Summer.
If you take the same types of photos and edit them the exact same way every day, you may start to get bored or feel stale.
Challenge yourself to try something new, or photograph in a different place, or experiment with editing. Instead of being overwhelming and scary, you might find it gives you that spark you need and helps you to exercise your creative muscle.