It is a very rare occasion that I get to process my images within 24hrs of capture. Some photographers prefer to process their images straight after capture. I prefer to wait and I’ve learned that being patient has its own results.
They are several reasons as to why this process works for me. There are time that I am lucky enough to visualise what my final results would be. Other times, things are just not that easy and things are more abstract and the puzzle pieces just don’t fit quite fit. In both instances, I have found that it is better to wait.
Reviewing and processing images is a way of reliving each experience. In my experience, reviewing images later with a fresh eye is a valuable exercise that allows to rediscover images that may have been overlooked. These new gems are seen with an objective eye that can stimulate new creative ideas.
They are instances where the idea is there but I simply lacked the technical skills to complete my ideas. This has happened on numerous occasions in my journey and I am sure that it will most likely happen again. My first instance is to jump on YouTube in order stp figure how to get it done. This process often doesn’t work for me. As much as I like challenges, sometimes when we force things, things go in the opposite direction.
With time comes experiences and acquired skills that are valuable when wanting to create unique images. It is also important to be patient with oneself and develop a personal process that will benefit our personal growth.
Food for thought – I captured the image that I am sharing in 2019. It took me a while to hone my skills in order to create the image that I envisioned. Seeing the result makes me proud that I was so patient with myself. As you may already know, I am not the most patient person in the world especially when it comes to myself.
Wishing you all a wonderful Sunday!!!