I used to study Tibetan Buddhism and one "takeaway" for me was to be more present in any given moment. I'm circling back to that, I think, and indeed, photographically speaking, what pictures exist in the current moment I find myself in...That's OK - a stroll can be a few seconds, really. I don't know if Wouter would say that, but I believe our daily lives give us many opportunities, Andrew. The simplest everyday occurrences can be seen differently or in a very personal way that one can translate photographically. I'm sure you know this already. In reading one of your previous posts, I think you may have hit on one of the stumbling blocks..that you're experiencing. The desire to be doing something else, somewhere else can really be frustrating...and more. Since you can't (and I can say the same thing for myself because I'd rather be living in a rural area and am not), it makes you feel confined..or it makes me feel that way. Now that you've recognized this, I bet things will loosen up.
Sometimes we have to learn the same thing over and over, I guess Funny how my own work appears to be an answer to my own question.I think that your "Not Strictly Dog Walks" is an excellent example.
I hope so!Even though you're the one who has started this thread, I can tell you that a great many people are probably finding it very helpful
A few minutes stroll is not a luxury. And the time is always there, always. We however don't always allow us the time to have some personal time. That is huge difference.Stroll photography... I love that idea. But for me as well even a few minutes stroll is a luxury.
Truer words have never been spoken. It's been written many times that most non-photo enthusiasts couldn't care less about composition and image quality, just as long as the shot is reasonably in focus and - most importantly - captures a moment or important person within a moment. In this respect, I suspect the non-enthusiasts may understand a fundamental truth more than many of us. Of course, I'm not poo-pooing fine photography but there's nothing wrong with feeding your photo thing for 10 - or even 20 - years by taking snapshots when you can - but perhaps snapshots that are just a bit better-composed than most.Never underestimate the importance of bringing a camera to what seems like a "typical Outing". As we come into another New year, It's seeming pretty important to me right now.