I got some great feedback today on my lighting on this image and how to improve. It's great to get good feedback on your artistic work, that you can take in and grow from. Usually I find that feedback on my work intimidating, but criticism done with honest feedback for betterment is wonderful.
Not sure if the following quote fits the above statement, but its cool and I like a lot.
It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; because there is not effort without error and shortcomings; but who does actually strive to do the deed; who knows the great enthusiasm, the great devotion, who spends himself in a worthy cause, who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement and who at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly. So that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.
I'm thinking of doing the "Project 365" Its a big undertaking!
How to Take a Photo a Day and See Your Life in a Whole New Way
WHY DO IT?
Taking a photo a day is a big undertaking with big payoffs. Here are just a few reasons why you should consider doing it:
Imagine being able to look back at any day of your year and recall what you did, who you met, what you learned… (Often we find it hard to remember what we did just yesterday or even last night, let alone a whole year ago!)
Your year-long photo album will be an amazing way to document your travels and accomplishments, your haircuts and relationships. Time moves surprisingly fast.
Taking a photo a day will make you a better photographer. Using your camera every day will help you learn its limits. You will get better at composing your shots, you’ll start to care about lighting, and you’ll become more creative with your photography when you’re forced to come up with something new every single day.
One of the big benefits for me. Is to keep me focused on developing my skill set. I absolutely love photography, creating images, it just inspires me. However, life gets in the way, work, family, just not feeling up to it, etc... Last year was one of my most unproductive years in terms of actually doing photography. This project will keep focused. I guess, I've just talked my self into it. Not sure if I'm happy or sad....
I haven't posted in a while. A little embarrassed about that (so what). I have decided to focus my photography in one specific genre and/or technique (until I get bored). I'm not going to give away what I'm going to do, but you will see work from me this year that will hopefully be very dramatic, inspirational, and cool.
I probably gained my love of photography from my father who was never shy of taking pictures. Having a technical background I try to incorporate that knowledge in my work and probably this has pushed my interest into digital photography. Blending technology and art has always been a source of inspiration and a constant motivator.
"True art, expression, and creativity is the soul which is a small part of the "Universe" speaking clearly in the physical form" -- Me