I’ve been in a rut the past few months. It has been noticeable.
I haven’t really picked up my camera to shoot anything with purpose. I can blame it on my job keeping me busy, or feeling uninspired since my father’s death. I won’t though. It is on myself to get up and shoot.
So, when my girlfriend (she has been pretty great by the way) asked to go to Texas Tulips I decided to take advantage and take my camera.
While she took her time picking more flowers than I think either of us anticipated, I picked my shots. I quickly realized the place would be great for portraits, but candids were hit and a miss.
I got the occasional decent shot, but I eventually switched over to video. I was primarily playing around, but I wanted something to walk away with.
Once I got home, I realized I made the right call. While my photos were decent and the video isn’t shot the best that it could be, I get more emotion from the video.
It’s cheesy and cute. Most importantly I think I have found my way to break the funk I’ve been in.
Not through video, but overcoming my feelings of “being distant” because I want to take my camera out while I’m with my significant other. I did it by giving her a camera.
In all honesty, she didn’t even hold the camera over half the time, but just knowing she was able to shoot too made me feel better about looking through the viewfinder and snapping shots off.
Her having the chance to take photos made me feel better about having my camera on me. It made me feel loose and calm about occasionally looking at other people or my surroundings.