Exercises

Dear friend,
Today I’d like to share some results of the last creativity exercises I worked on.
Every now and then, I feel stuck with my work. To break the blockade I set a theme like a certain color or restrain me with my prime glass, so I have to look for a different angle, and get rid of the chain that block me. This usually works quite good, most of the time it’s just get started at an unfamiliar point.

I already did a 365-project. As a rule, you make at least one picture a day for a year and share it with which community you like. If you think this easy give it a try yourself. There were days I was thrilled and more than happy with the results. Other days I had to fight my rat-fink and nearly failed / stopped. Finally, there were days I just started, after the first one or two shots, it was a relief, and I was happy with the results. I know there are lots of pros and cons for doing a 365 project. In review, it was a good thing for me. I learned my camera inside out; especially in manual mode, I am sure and fast. Moreover, even in mundane there is beauty. But this is my humble point of view…

The first set I made during an afternoon session, conscious with limited equipment. I took a drinking glass, a LED-flashlight and my camera on a tripod.

The second set is from an afternoon walk with my beloved wife. I was looking for different surfaces and she was only wondering, “what are you doing now?” taking pictures of trees and old locks…

Finally I converted two pictures to black and white…