Bring on the Gold Medal!
Finally! It’s done!! Woot!! [looks around for the gold medal she knows MUST be waiting. Sees none. Pouts for a millisecond. Opts to do the jig of completion joy instead, with the grace of a gazelle.]
My Little Anxiety Secret
I don’t know why doing these things makes me so anxious, but they do. Partly because I think it’ll be boring. I’ve tried to cut it short – but then it isn’t my process anymore. So I try to be succinct at what I’m saying, then struggle with the walk/talk/chew gum scenario… that is, making sure I point to the right things for the right amount of time whilst saying the right words. (Hey, I’m a Virgo, I can’t help it!)
Thing is, I really I don’t find it interesting to simply teach another photo technique class… there are so many others who DO enjoy that and do it way better than me. I admire them to the moon and back! But I haven’t found a way to explain which slider does what in a way that makes my heart sing. Yet, I do get asked so often to share my process – and want to give back! I mean, I learned from those who were willing to ‘splain what they did and fer goddsakes I’ve taught everything I’ve ever done… so I’m trying to work out what my most fulfilling (for us both!) way of doing that is.
So. I think I’m just going to have to talk it through the way I do it in my head. That’s me, that’s real.
For this particular one, I just retrospectively went through what I had been aiming for when I originally processed this photo – and how I went about accomplishing that. For better or worse!
In future, I’ve got ideas about how to approach ways to create more emotion in your work… how to figure out what your “signature” is… and other creative, “softer side of” things I think are important to heart, soul and art.
Whaddya think? Cause I don’t want to bore anyone… but I do love to growth and seeing people’s art of the heart!