Focus on the focus

August 14, 2012  •  Leave a Comment

It's not what you think for that title. While 'focus' is important... FOCUS is more important. Motivation and goals.

I just attended a two day PPOC Super-School workshop with Tim and Bev Walden, masters of their craft.  And as with any time I get to watch someone extremely talented and gifted at what they do, I feel both inspired...and dissuaded.

So this is where the 'focus on the focus' comes in. Mindset. The way you think and approach a 'problem' in order to solve it.

Set goals for yourself, personally, business-wise, etc. Even little ones--keep you 'achieving' and feeling like you're moving and accomplishing. We all get jaded (I think? hahaha) with photography from time to time, whether it be thinking we're shooting the same thing all the time, edit the same way all the time, use the same lens all the time, not feeling as creative as 'we should' (how creative do you THINK you 'should be'?), etc.

Tim and Bev really drove home the 'focus' and the 'narrowing' of application/style. I'm currently having to select some images for an exhibit at the end of the month. So, for me, today's focus was to go look for some of my favourite recent images that give me a good feeling and throw them at the wall to see what sticks. 

So this is my first entry into Kent Weakley's "Sweet Shot Tuesday" blog posting--I hope you enjoy looking at some of these!

Halcyon Solitude Herringbone

 

-Jeff

 


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