It's funny. As soon as I tell myself that it's ok to take a break from shooting I can't seem to stop. Maybe it's because I've been walking more, but I keep feeling inspired to pull out the camera. Today on my way home, for instance, there was this amazing side light on all of the buildings. We know the mantra: front light for color, side light for texture, backlight, for shape. So I took a bunch of shots of just textures. I've never been a fan of overlaying textures onto my images, but who knows? That all could change. I'll let you know if I try it out.
I've also been trying to put together a print book of some of my New York images. I've wanted to create a book for a while, but just organizing it all made it seem impossible. Restricting it to just New York made it feasible. So I'll let you know how that goes; I may turn it into an ebook as well if I feel motivated.
In other news, I realized that I often make changes to the blog and don't let you guys know. For example, did you know that you can sign up to get this blog by email? There's a box on the right side of the blog, you just type in your email address and Feedburner (the service I use) will send you an email to confirm. Once you confirm you'll get an email of the blog every day I post, and of course you can unsubscribe at any time (although I don't know why you would want to!).
In addition, I've put up two portfolios, one of people and one of architecture/buildings. They are still very much a work in progress, and I'd appreciate any feedback you all have. The links to those are top right on the blog, but you can also visit them here and here.
And the picture in this post? Took that yesterday. I was bored waiting for the bus so I decided to practice my panning on some pedestrians. In some ways it's harder than it is with cars. But I'm sure as with anything I just need more practice.
That's enough for today. I'll see you tomorrow.