“…Why not share a photo which represents one of your New Year’s resolutions? If you don’t make them, what about sharing a photo which represents something you’d like to get better at in photography this year?”
I do not make New Year’s resolutions, however I do make an effort to get better at something new every year. This year I am going to take my photography in a new direction: Mobile Art. A fellow blogger, Davide at Rubicorno, has introduced me to iPhoneography/Mobile Art and my goal is to learn the techniques and to join the movement.
I had a darkroom in our house for ten years back in the ’80s/’90s and I learned many valuable lessons in B&W and color printing. Hours spent developing film, making contact sheets, dodging and burning prints and then waiting for them to dry is a thing of the past thanks to digital cameras and computer software.
My goal for the coming year is to improve my knowledge and use of the various image editing software programs available and to transform some of my photographs into a new form of visual expression.
Displayed below are two before/after photos that will illustrate my ability to date.
Is it Photography? Is it Art? Does it matter? These are all good questions that I cannot answer. All I know for certain is that this is something that I want to do more of in the future.
I don’t know where I am headed, but I am making good time!