After a recent knock to my self confidence I have decided I'm just going to take photographs and not attempt to control genre, type and style. In other words, I'll be going back to how my photography began and photographing whatever caught my eye.
If you are wondering what happened to knock my self confidence, I'll give a brief explanation. Up until recently I had been doing more portrait shoots so, to get a little more exposure and (maybe) lead to some paid work, I offered a couple of free portrait shoots on my Facebook page. Well, long story short, I was taken aback with the low, to non-existent response I received. I received a grand total of one inquiry and even that has not been fully arranged and shot (needing to make finalized details etc). While I know that social media (and Facebook) can be a mixed blessing, I was taken aback somewhat.
And this brings me to where I am today, trying to push this aside and to pick up my camera, to shoot anything of any style, any subject. Even if it's just photos of my dogs, it's building myself back up. I'm going to be shooting for me and if you happen to like my photographs, it'll make me smile some more than I already am.
Now it's time to blow some cobwebs off my camera, dust off the lenses and go shoot something; anything!