I'm the type of person that doesn't like to overthink things. I just do stuff. Last year when I lived in the US, I woke up at 3 am, looked at my camera bag, and decided to take 2 camera bodies before heading down to Boston to take the train to New York.
I didn't have a plan or a list of activities lined up, I just had an urge to take a trip to NY and try out some photography.
When I arrived at Penn Station, I got on another line and made my way to Coney Island.
I decided to shoot with the Zeiss Loxia 2/35, a lens that has always felt right at home on the Sony Alpha bodies. The Loxia is a fully manual lens, one I've been using for a lot of my video work.
I decided to stick to f/8 for most of the day and was pleased with the overall look of my images.
Passion for your craft is like fuel for the creative soul. I have a friend that lives in Canberra and I noticed that he also has such a deep passion for his craft that he has driven up to Sydney to make images. I think, this is sort of commitment is a key ingredient in any endeavour you take on. Sometimes we get so wrapped up in our heads with the what ifs or the hope for a specific result that we forget the reason we fell in love with creativity in the first place.
Embracing spontaneity and following your passion can lead to some of the most fulfilling creative experiences. Whether it's waking up at 3 am and embarking on a photography adventure or driving hours to capture the perfect shot, committing to your craft with unwavering dedication can unlock new levels of creativity. Don't let the fear of the unknown or the pressure of specific outcomes overshadow the joy that initially drew you to your creative pursuits. Remember to embrace the journey, savor the process, and let your passion fuel your artistic soul. So, go out there, seize the moment, and create with all your heart. Happy shooting!