In our Souvenir Foto School classes I always try to express it's not the camera it's the photographer. No one ever has a great meal and asks the chef, "That was amazing, what kind of oven do you have?" Now do they? In class I try to help the students get rid of their need/desire for excuses and hopefully I inspire them to see things in a new, exciting way. Me? I am a slacker. Not even teaching my own class gets me shooting. In fact I woefully did not do my final assignment--three photo's that represent you. I still plan on doing it but I have been busy. Excuses. One excuse that I am not going to settle for is the one of not having my camera with me and missing a potential shot. I have a phone, I have a very fancy schmancy phone (as Ace will attest I have NO clue how to use). I just wasn't seeing the kind of results that I wished I could get from it, there was something not right. Then I downloaded CP Pro app ($1.99) that makes my Iphone camera have zoom capabilities! I am all over my Iphone excuses and have been happily shooting away each day. I hope that maybe this will inspire you to take some more photo's and capture the extraordinary in the ordinary. These photo's were taken on my walk to the Flea and at the Flea. I have passed this tree hundreds of times and only noticed it when I decided to shoot it. Here I was for weeks grumbling there was no inspiration, the same ol' thing and looksy I actually just went out there with a new mindset and viola inspiration struck!
Most of you that read this Blahg are creative types (I already know you are smart, beautiful and have a terrific sense of humor or else you wouldn't be visiting) but fill me in what do you do to get inspired? I am always up for trying new things as long as it doesn't involve going to a new zipcode without my blankey sort of thing.