I’ve been quite quiet the past couple of weeks. My brain went into a bit of a shut down. However it has given me a lot of time to think, occasionally, too much.
Numerous times I’ve wanted to give up on the Project365. I’ve got this niggling feeling that won’t go away. I feel like I’m not good enough, I have so many ideas and plans but none that seem plausible. It’s so infuriating. At this point in time, doing the 365 isn’t that enjoyable, however I am improving all be it slowly. I find that more often than not I lose motivation, or simply can’t think of any photo ideas. I’m trying not to do shots of the same/similar places too often but that’s not easy.
Working on my Lightroom and Photoshop skills have allowed me to go back over previous edits and realise how horrific some of them really are. Take this shot taken in Tenby last year.
The part of the image on the left was my original HDR edit (using Photomatix), it’s horrible. Having redone it, the right hand side is so much better. Not perfect but better. It seems more natural.
If anyone else is completing the 365 challenge, or is thinking of doing it, do you have any tips on how to get motivated?