OK, quite a few people have been asking me what comes next? What comes after the 365 finishes on new years eve? Well, here is the answer!
I’m going to take you with me on my photographic journey, to bring you closer to what I’m doing and why. I’m going to capture my journey in short videos.
It seems to be the natrual progression for a number of resons; web space is becoming super tight, and I am already having to get really creative with cyber real estate to squeeze all my photographs in upto the end of this year, so video means I can cram way more frames in. It also means I can litterally take you with me on the journey, so you can see first hand what I’m doing, where I’m going and my photographic successes and failures.
I’m no presenter, and I might not feature myself in the videos sometimes, in fact I’m not really sure how it will play out at all, but just as I jumped head first into my 365 photography challenge, I’ll do my best to jump into this new challenge too. I want to keep pushing and learning, and challenging myself is a good way to do that.
I will certainly not be doing videos every day, taking photographs this year every day, developing them every day and posting a blog every day has been a challenge in every sense of the word – though I wouldn’t change a thing becasue the accelerated learning its given me has been and continues to be incredible. Indeed, when its over if I’m ever short of inspiration, I know from experience if I just get out and look with a keen level of focus, I’ll find some photography in the wold, somewhere.
No, frequency of videos is going to be much less that once a day, it wont even be once a week; but I am going to aim for one a month as a minimum. The projects will be more involved too, and I’m going to be doing more with composits and Photoshop next year, which along with video editing all takes time. I’ll set my self aims and images I want to capture, edit and composit to create the final image, and I’ll take you with my on the journey.
The last point on not doing a high frequency of videos, is that this year has been a big commitment not only for me, but also for my family, who have been super supportive throughout; but next year I’m going to repay the support with dedicating more of me, to them.
So, short videos documenting my journey to a specific image I’m creating, drawing on things I’ve learnt this year, and more time with my family – it all makes perfect sense to me.
For now, have a look at my first go at a short video photo log below; from this morning capturing photographs for todays blog post, blooper included!!