how different are your photos before and after you photoshop them?
VERY. I don’t even think my photos *exist* before I photoshop them as each of them are on average 5 photos merged together. They get up to as high as 40, like Princess Alyssabeth’s Belated Birthday. I do have some images (that aren’t manipulations) that have way less drastic changes made to them, but what’s the fun in that? ;)
I noticed you've strayed away from square formatting. Is that a new direction you are taking your work?
Not really. I’m being less anal about it, but I’ve only been considering the stuff on my Flickr my “work”. The stuff on here is my figuring things out, and, quite frankly, an excuse for me to pick up my camera everyday.
your film is lovely, but I almost expected it to be more magical. are you taking a new direction with your work?
I don’t know, really. I don’t think so. The stuff I post to my Flickr I would like people to consider my “actual” work. Here I’m just trying to figure things out. Like how to not open the back of my camera while there is still film in it. Oooops.
Do you think you wouldn't have cone as far as you have gotten if you haven't done your 365?
Looking at your 365 now, you improved A LOT, it has inspired me to continue the 365 that I have quit months ago.
I definitely wouldn’t have come this far, this fast. You learn and grow through photographing. A 365 just speeds everything up. But if you’re taking images at a steady pace then it should ultimately amount to the same thing. I personally crave the structure of a 365, it helps me to have a goal.
Do you think it would be really difficult to be as creative in a 365 without as much photoshop? (like props you can't get and stuff)
I think it would be a challenge for sure, but not impossible. I am currently very interested in fantasy/highly impossible photographs, and until I strike gold and hire Tim Walkers set designer, am stuck with Adobe. ;)
Hello Lissy, I was wondering why you are not posting your new 365 on flickr?
My last 365 was very stressful when I was posting to Flickr. Flickr is for photography so I would feel very uneasy posting snapshotish things to it, which I know I’ll have to do soon enough (especially since I have company staying with me with week.) Tumblr being a blog, I feel like I can have a bad day and just post whatever I want. With my OCD, I’m just trying not to become obsessed with everyday being perfect. As long as I keep posting just my favourite images to Flickr, hopefully I’ll have the best of both worlds! :)
I can't wait for your 365. I found you when you were already finishing your first 365, so I'm glad I'll be able to follow since the beginning this time. You're such an inspiration, Lissy.
And please, don't lose heart if some days you feel uninspired or think that your photos is not as good as you would have liked it to be. Your last 365 was awesome (yours and Alex's 365 are the most creative I've ever seen) and I know that somehow you always feel that your next photo must be at least as good as the last one. And that can be exhausting (I know, I tried a 365 but gave up after a month), especially in your case because some of them are mindblowing. There are ALL good, but they can't be *equally* good. And that's not a bad thing. It's normal.
Sorry for the long message, haha.
Thank you so much for this. I just got back from my first shoot where I couldn’t get everything exactly perfect and I’m trying to let it go instead of obsess and take more images until it’s not fun anymore. Thanks for the reminder!