Seeing the light….again

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This week was a weird week for me. I felt like every picture I took wasn’t good enough. I shot every single day, and at the end of the day I would look through all of them and I felt like I came up short for every single one of my photos. I was making stupid mistakes, and I wasn’t in the creative mindset. Not on purpose, I just didn’t have it in me this week. Maybe it was because I was mentally and physically exhausted, and I really did need to take a break, but I didn’t actually want to take one. I tried working on my second time lapse for my multimedia class but it didn’t go well. I was making so many mistakes, I wasn’t taking my time, and I was just getting really frustrated. At this point I was done with the week and wanted it to be over as quickly as possible.

Friday, I went up to Grayson Highlands with Khadejeh to hike with her while she worked on her time lapse. I decided pretty early on in the hike that I was just going to try to relax and enjoy the nice weather. At about 6:30 the light started to change and it pretty much brought me back to life. I was exhausted from hiking and climbing all day. Khadejeh kept saying it was our “second wind” because all of a sudden we had so much energy like we had just chugged three Red Bulls. The photo above was one that I took during that time. It may not be my best, and it’s definitely not my favorite, but I had fun taking it. While shooting I was reminded how much I love light. Seeing the light change on the trees, rocks, plants, and mountains was amazing and it instantly changed my outlook on this past week.

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Light Assignment

“I declare, have you seen the light?” -Jerry Garcia

I was given an assignment to start a blog for my digital imaging class, and at first I thought this was going to be an easy assignment but I quickly learned that I really don’t know the first thing about blogging. Firstly, I really don’t like talking about myself, I just want to show you what I’m doing in school and leave it at that. As I’ve made my way through my first year at the¬†photography program at Randolph Community College I have quickly learned that getting out of my comfort zone is the best thing I can do for myself and my photography to create better images, so I know that I will soon learn to love blogging whether I like it or not (which I know I eventually will).

The photo above was for a light assignment for my design class, and is one of my favorite photos I took last semester. I have a whole new appreciation for light since starting this program and I only hope to continue to grow and learn not only as a photographer but as person as well throughout this incredible program. I am so excited to continue my education at RCC and share my progress with everyone.