“Out In The Yard”

April 14, 2011

You may have noticed that I haven’t been keeping up with my Project 365 lately. To be honest, I have still managed to grab a photo for most days but I haven’t been obsessing over it so much and haven’t really found much time to edit and get them online. These last few days, as a result of not forcing myself to go out every day, I have wanted to go out and shoot.

Whilst I was sitting out the back of the house today I decided I would challenge myself by seeing what I could shoot in just a small area. Having restrictions forces creativity; you only have to look at the Hip-Hop producers of the 90’s managed to do with around only 8 seconds of sample time on their MPC’s. Plus with having limited subjects it gives you the chance to re-evaluate your composition and framing to see what looks best. I saw Jonathan Canlas quote someone the other day; along the lines of “You’re never more than 5 foot from a photo opportunity.” So here you have what I managed to come up with in the small yard out back. It felt really good to be shooting because I wanted to, rather than because I felt I had to, and I couldn’t wait to get the images processed after.

It’s nothing too special but I hope you like them!