Saturday, November 23, 2013

Revisiting your work

Hi folks,
I thought I would share an image today from a portrait shoot that I did a few years ago.  This was an image that I had passed on in my initial review (immediate after shoot).  Now, a few years later, my perspective has changed and as I review the work, some images that I passed over in the first round are images that I actually really like now.  So, two lessons come from this:

1) Don't delete anything you shoot unless it's a total mess up.  Even images that you might look at and think, "that's no good", don't delete them!  Sometimes we don't see the possibilities in our work until time passes.  

2) Occasionally review your past work.  If you're shooting regularly, learning, and reviewing other people's work, you're continuously improving.  Images that you're not happy with today might stand out to you as hidden gems a few years from now.  I remember, several years ago looking at the work of a career photojournalist, and not really liking the work very much.  Today, my perspective is so much different and that same work appeals to me; perspective changes with experience.


This image was shot with a Nikon D300 and Nikkor 50 f1.8

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