I took my latest photographic exercise walk in downtown Chowchilla, CA. This time I used a prime 125mm lens and stopped every two minutes. This walk went a lot better than I thought it would go. At the end I was pretty exited about my images. This image I shot from across the street on Robinson Blvd using the 10 second timer on my camera and a tripod. A lot of cars were passing by and I just got the reflection of a passing car in the window.
Enjoy and happy photographing!
This time I took my 85mm prime lens and stopped every 2 1/2 minutes. I consider this walk a total frustration. I walked by several places where I thought that I should stop here and photograph, but I did not. When I had to stop I was surrounded by a whole lot of nothing. This is not the first time that I feel frustrated about an assignment. It is part of the deal being a photographer or an artist. Frustration is actually energy, energy that needs to be channeled. So, let’s hope for a better photography walk next time.
The mission for this week, should you accept, is to go on your exercise walk with your camera and a watch (cell phone). Take only one lens with you! Before you start set your timer to 2 minutes the first day, 2 1/2 minutes the second day etc. When the first two minutes are up take a 360degree look through your viewfinder and take one shot. Them walk the next two minutes and take the second shot. Repeat this procedure through your entire walk. At the end of your walk you will have a collection of images that you would normally not taken. This is exactly the idea of this exercise. It forces you to see your world with new eyes and photograph at places that you normally overlook.
I did my first walk on Saturday. I took a 50mm prime lens and stopped every two minutes for one shot. My plan for later this day is to take my 85mm portrait lens and stop at every 2 1/2 minutes. I am already curious what I will get.