• Mark Reeves

Well, how did I get here?

I find myself behind the screen of a small Fujifilm

Taking pictures in another part of the world

And I ask myself, well, how did I get here?

And I ask myself, where does this highway go to?

(After Talking Heads, 1977, "Once in a Lifetime")

Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao
Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao

So, I am a photographer. An amateur who works mainly outdoors, mainly photographing landscapes, cityscapes, abstracts and architecture. I take many of my images in ways that result in impressionist scenes and, in common with other photographers who do this kind of work, I find some are successful but many more are not. It comes with the territory.

That said, I often feel that my images lack the "wow" factor. Some I really like (like the image of the Guggenheim Museum above) but many I think are just "ok".

So I decided to embark on the "Fundamentals of Impressionist Photography" online course by Eva Polak. Hopes and fears? I hope that my creative photography will improve as a result of me taking on a structured approach to thinking about the type of images I wish to create. My main fear is that I find I have reached the limits of my creativity already and that I am destined to a future filled with frustration!

Anyway, I decided to record my learning on this blog. Mainly for my own benefit and future reference and also as a simple means of sharing stuff with Eva and my fellow students.

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