Returning to photo, I already knew the gist of what I would be doing; of course, that’s the reason I opted to permanently work in this section for the second semester. While the type of stories/events I was assigned to cover were essentially the same, I found that my take on each one was different. I mean, this could all be in my head, but I’ve realized that I’ve become more comfortable with a camera–giving me the ability to find better ways to capture a moment or idea. In the first cycle, I typically stood around at first trying to decide what it was that I wanted to do/where I would find the most action to shoot. This time around, there wasn’t as much doubt as I had harvested before. With each assignment, I knew what I wanted to do; I guess, in a sense, I’ve grown a keen eye to what would make a better picture than the last. As far as if this is actually true it questionable, I’ll admit it–but the idea has stuck around long enough to give me confidence when choosing a story to work with.
Quite frankly, I can’t find anything that is necessarily hard about photography more so myself being punctilious over what it is I am capturing. In other words, I want to get the perfect moment while also worrying about each setting in place. With each sound of the camera clicking, however, I find myself getting more “into it”; which I believe applies to most anything that one does. I’ve noticed this when going through which pictures to keep after an affair; my photos progressed as time went by. I think that’s something important to keep in mind when it comes to photography.
I think that’s something important to keep in mind in general; good things take time.