|Photo by Patrick Horsefield|
I'm sure you've all heard of Pinterest by now and many of you have been using it. For me, I have a few different Boards for different reasons (a Wedding Board for inspiring my Bride's, a Food Board because I'm a foodie and a Random Board because......well, I'm random) but one Board I created for a particular curious purpose. I was trying to find myself. Photographically that is. I've always felt that over time we all find our photographic identity or personality. We naturally start to shoot what we love and what inspires us. I thought Pinterest presented a nice opportunity for me to see in one place just what I really loved about photographs.
|Photo by Dave Nunez-Delgado|
And so over the past week I've been visiting that Board and looking at my results. There are two different types of photos, both landscape and people photos. The people photos don't surprise me, but the landscape did. I knew I had some, but it turns out I had several. Mostly in colour too, which also surprised me. I thought my people photos would be largely black and white and there were a lot of them, but it was actually a pretty even mix.
|Canon 5D Mark iii with 85mm f1.8 lens, really I have no idea why I don't use this lens more, it's awesome. Photo by Adam Collishaw|
I was surprised by the content in some way because I thought it would have content that would be different from what I knew, but it really just reaffirmed my taste and inspirations. The real trick is now to be firmly aware of those photographic loves and to stick true to them for my work.
I hope you can do this little exercise yourself. It really is very cool.
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