Monday, September 29, 2008
So I went to a British car show this weekend here in Austin.
Why you ask? Well... I am not sure.
If you ask me what kind of car I drive, my response will be, "a red one". I am just not into cars. I don't care for them. I am not passionate about them.
But I thought it would be interesting to take pictures of cool cars. So I went. The cars were great. But I wasn't very pleased with the results. It was very bright and there were tons of folks in my way. The cars were all shiny and glossy so tons of reflection or what looked like a flashlight. I'm sure I can use some images down the road but the quality was not that great. The pictures are just blah.
When I take some pictures and see the results, I say giddy with excitement, "I can't believe I took this photo. I am so awesome." Well I don't really tell you guys about it but I do tell myself.
But this weekend I came back and was utterly disappointed. Photography is much like writing. You have to put your emotions into it. You have to share your feelings. You have to have chemistry. If we all wrote daily blogs that said:
Today I ate tune.
Today I ate chicken.
Today I ate beef.
Well who really cares?
But if I describe the tuna I ate, share my thoughts and feelings about tuna, then people will be more interested in the blog. If I share a funny story about tuna, then even better.
So my point is, yes I do have a point, you have to have some passion about your photo subjects. I clearly could care less about the cars. I will have to work very very hard to get better at this. A photo of a flower? No problems.
The photo of the car you see is a very very rare car. I wish I could remember the name. But this photo cracked me up. Not because it is a great photo but look at it...
It reminds me of a buxom lady with a very well rounded bottom.
Ha! See how bad I am?