Many of you might already have seen the video already, as it has gone viral the last few days. The video shows how six photographers all take portraits of the same guy, but they are each given a different story of the mans background. It's fascinating to see how different the results turned out, yet it makes a lot of sense if you give it some thought.
As photographers and photography enthusiasts we do our best to create something unique. To find interesting perspectives and compositions. Finding interesting perspectives might be the biggest challenge with photography. We tend to find a comfort zone and stick to doing what we know works ok. But why settle with just ok? Let's try to be creative and create something better than just ok! Getting into the water might be the little ekstra your image needs.
Being creative is one of the hardest parts with photography. Humans in general are really good at finding excuses not to do something, and photographers are no exception. Both you and me have used the bad weather as an excuse not to go out more than one time. If it’s raining or in general bad weather, I often use this as an excuse and stay inside working on pictures rather than going out taking them.
As a passionate traveler I often forget to explore the local landscapes. Instead of looking out my own window, I spend hours upon hours researching locations and daydreaming about traveling to exotic locations. What I tend to forget is the fact that most of the year is spent in my hometown, not in another country.
Lately I have noticed a trend on various social media and blogs. It seems to be a great way to engage and most people seem to fully agree with the thread starter. Complaining about how awful and bad all social media are has never been more popular!