I’m doing everything I can.
I just can’t seem to get the inspiration to get out and take photos. I don’t know if it’s the weather or something else, but I’m having a hard time going and taking photos. My Flickr stream has been quiet for too long. I tried taking photos of my niece and nephew’s eighth-grade graduation, but the lighting stunk and I forgot my flash (smart move, eh?)
I did take a few photos at the horse track, but that’s been it for a while.
I’ve been in these funks before. But I want to go out and shoot photos, I’m just stuck.
It could be this area. I can only take photos of a rural scene for so long before having to do it over and over. I do plan on taking a bike ride one night and shooting photos of all the fire hydrants on our main drag as they’ve been painted. Some are really cool and nice.
To help, I’ve also rented a Lensbaby lens for this upcoming weekend, which includes GeoWoodstock and then the Fourth of July.
I’ve always wanted a Lensbaby, which is an artistic lens that one can tilt to get interesting blurs, a small focal point and cool angles. I’m looking forward to using this lens and am hoping it will give me a little oomph when it comes to taking photos.
I’ve also been looking at a few photo books and websites for inspiration. It’s a funk I’m sure I’ll be out of soon, but I’m hoping the Lensbaby will help me break out.
With the lens baby, I’m looking forward to trying some geocaching photos with it. Maybe a few portraits. If I really dig how the lens works, I might try and extend it for a few more days as I have a thing or two I want to do the weekend after as well. I wouldn’t mind trying it with a little disc golf, too.
If I like it as I think I will, I know once I get a job again, it’s a lens I’ll look into buying. There’s so much you can do with it.
I’ll post shots I take from it on my Flickr as well as probably do a post on the blog.
For those of you who are photographers, what do you do to get out of these funks? Leave a comment and let me know.
Feel free to leave a comment, or e-mail P.J. at hoohaablog [at] gmail.com.