For the last 30 days, I been doing the Canon Take the Leap challenge, 30 challenges one new brief per day, which was interesting because it made you think, but more importantly to think differently and once you do you see differently.
How does one think differently and see differently, this is something all great photographers do every day and that is the reason that they are good at what they do, our brains process the things around us and we see things in a certain way, we learn to see things in the world by our life experiences.
But when you retrain your brain to see differently, then as a photographer you can capture the world differently, but how can I retrain my brain you might say, well like many things in life with your body with exercises and practice.
You will be surprised how you can change the way you think and see, I challenge you to try for the next thirty days to give it ago, what have you got to lose, who knows in thirty days from now you could be on your way to becoming a great photographer.
Your first challenge is “Hands” try and see then differently, to help I send you the next 29 briefs by email each day, sent me an email to join in at firstname.lastname@example.org
Hope to get to know some photographers who are on their way to becoming great photographers
Been a little while since my last post, but I been shooting lots of images around Brisbane and spending a couple of weeks in South Korea capturing life on the street.
This post I calling take the leap, Canon Australia are setting a brief each day the month of September and are asking photographers to take the leap, as a photographer you need to keep challenging yourself so you can grow and continue to be creative.
I believe the more you shoot and experiment with your photography the better you become as a photographer and the more creative and confident at the craft, I love the fact with photography you never stop learning, there always some new to master.
Getting good feedback from other photographers helps you refine your style , so posting some of your work is both helpful to yourself and may inspire others the expand their photography , but choose your forums with a little thought , sometimes posting publicly can attract negative feedback, which can be very damaging to a one’s confident.
Closed forums are good place to start posting some of your work, its gives a degree of safety, so get out look around , challenge yourself shoot different subjects, you don’t have to show anyone the things that didn’t work out.
So take the leap, remember the next the photo you take could be your best yet
Happy exploring the world ,with camera in hand
About the image 1/200sec /f4 ISO800 lit with Canon speedlites at a Daniel Linnet Speedlite Workshop in Brisbane Qld