Last week was my review week, so I had no lectures. I decided against coming home to shoot because I didn’t really have a clear direction. I was getting fed up of shooting for the sake of it and felt it wasn’t getting me anywhere. I’ve been shooting since the launch of the project 5-6 weeks ago, so I didn’t feel like doing anymore random shots because I was losing motivation in the project because I didn’t have a clear idea. After the taking the week off from shooting this project, I was able to think more clearly about what I want I want to do. This weekend however I felt has gone really well and I still have to shoot more tomorrow.
The jest of my project is now ‘Abandoned farms’ either through the process of farmland being brought for housing during the celtic tiger and it being useless due to lack of interest in projects or rejected planning permission. I am due to write a proposal before Wednesday so I will go into greater detail on my project then. Tomorrow I’m going to shoot on 2-3 locations and my father was a great help in identifying possible scouting locations. I feel a lot more confidence now having an idea I can defend and get behind. Here are some digital test shots from my compact!
What I’ve learned from this weekend
1. I’m never using a hasselblad without a tripod again. Tripod was a MASSIVE help in slowing me down and also making lining up pictures a lot easier.
2. I need to trust my digital compact more, it was a great help in (hopefully) getting the exposures spot on but also was nice not to carry an SLR along with a hasselblad on a tripod.
3. Being comfortable in knowing what you’re shooting is half the battle.