Having know that the first photo contest (Invisible Photographer Asia) I’ve ever participated in was a fierce competition. By entering with only my below par collection was like hitting head onto a wall. I sincerely congrats to those who’ve won (whatever…they don’t know me).
During the month of May, I pushed myself to the limit in order to come up with some images I’ve pictured in my mind. That month prior to the contest, I really went out daily to hunt for the images. And I’ve gotten results that I’ve even surprised myself. I think the results were good stepping stones to what I could build upon. Knowing how far I could get to is a great way to learn about myself as a photographer.
I feel like things are slowing down now. As I’ve mentioned I’m on a slow-cook mode. My mindset is affecting by it with that reason. I’m feeling not too productive. I found my timing is off by slightly bit (which is seriously causing me to miss shots). Although I’ve figured a fun, new way to do flash photograph with my GRD last week. Other than that, I’m still pretty slow. I’m going to use these few days of holiday to freshen up myself.
I’d been keeping my collection of photos on my PC taken with my X100. I was going to keep for longer period of time. I found myself forgetting how I do portrait-like street photography in June after slowing down. Having images posted would force me to hunt for the new ones especially with my X100. It’s such as great camera to be wasted by not shooting images I wanted. I hope I’d continue to develop something cool after this collection.
I believe this collection is also a great showcase of zone focusing with a camera on street photography. There were even images taken with flash when I felt like using (depends on my mood). Flash does produce cool effect that nothing else can compare.