As The Site Builds
Rebuilding The Site
Note that enjoy reformatting the site of Moreaugraphie, it has brought a few points to light. Especially with this new theme. An interesting new feature to me are the Callouts. Naming the 3 callouts forced me to think about what MoreauGraphie wants to communicate via this site.
Along with other interests, photography is one that is a real challenge. There are plenty of sites on the web that talk about the fundamentals, history and techniques of the art. This is on top of the countless books available. The majority of these resources have their place and value. MoreauGraphie will simply supplement what is already out there from my point of view and experience.
The challenge of photography for me that no other site or book has single handily helped me is to find my creative vision. There are several books that I have enjoyed and have provided inspiration. But to be handed a theme and to go and capture that, I have a hard time. Why, I’m not sure.
Though, I have been getting so much better. I’ve put into place the practice of Action -> Motivation -> Getting Things Done. Meaning. When I have a photo project, I just start it. Even when I don’t have a definite plan or set of images that I want to create/make. The act of picking up the camera and shooting motivates and inspires me with ideas.
Don’t Be Afraid …
As the third Category of this site, I’ve included it because it has been the single great feat for me. I like the idea of portraiture and street photography. There is a confidence level that is required to 1) make the person comfortable and look awesome, 2) make a rapport with you subject(s) before, during or after you photographed them in the street. These are somewhat of my anxieties of being in front of the lens. I want to make sure I look alright. And, if I’m out on the street, I don’t like the idea of some chump photographing me just because.
Therefore, I hope to explore these topics and share experiences with you.