I have a question
This was originally posted on my Google Plus stream and a lot of people responded. If you are a photographer, any level or genre, who is looking towards networking read the comments to this post.
I was thinking about whether participation here on G+ is likely to change the way I approach photography and figured that this would be an interesting topic of discussion.
It has changed my approach in a couple of very concrete ways:
I now title many of my images and I never used to do that beyond straight forward descriptions such as ‘Tree in Spring’ for example. The thing that led to this big change (for me) was noticing that titles on photographs here gave the work another dimension. Even if I had no clue what the photographer was driving at extra neurons seemed to fire.
I take many more risks and will make public images that I never would have done before. The open mindedness here is staggering compared to other forums and this makes the fear of failure a non-issue.
Regarding the less concrete:
For some reason that I am not sure of I put a little more into the images that I post here. I think that it is a respect of peers (that I respect) thing.
I think that my photography has probably come further in the last month than in the previous six thanks to me being exposed to so many different ideas and approaches.
Your Turn :)
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