So, my spring has been well and truly cleaned. As of today, all my posts will be very recent shots. Having an empty Draft folder feels both frightening and invigorating at the same time. There was a definite sense of comfort knowing that I had lots of posts lined up and ready to go, but at the same time it took away from the excitement of shooting and posting all within the same week. It’s also motivated me to get out there a lot more than I have done recently - nothing keeps you as warm in the cold as the feeling of mild panic at having no new material to post! Which brings me to my question.
Yesterday I spent 3 hours tramping around a new neighbourhood. The minute I got off the bus, I knew it was a bad choice. There was absolutely nothing there that caught my eye, and it didn’t help that when I’d grabbed my camera bag, I’d failed to notice that I’d only packed my wide-angled lens. But while I was wandering round aimlessly, trying desperately to think of ways to fill the frame, I couldn’t help feeling that a better photographer would be able to find something to shoot in any situation. So, what I want to know from all you great photographers out there is: Do you have days when nothing goes right? Is a good photographer a person who can make something work in any situation, or are they a person who knows when the circumstances aren’t right and has the good sense to walk away? Do you have days when you want to throw your camera under the wheels of a bus so that you can be free to just walk rather than seeing a superimposed viewfinder on everything you look at?