“Do not quit. You see, the most constant state of an artist is uncertainty. You must face confusion, self-questioning, dilemma. Only amateurs are confident … be prepared to live with the fear of failure all your art life.” - W. O. Mitchell
So true. Last Friday I got blanked shooting landscapes and it was deflating. I analyzed where I had erred [haste] then shrugged it off…whadahyah gonna do?
On composition: For me placing the lens is both the joy and the challenge of making an image, though I apply no particular rules or theories. My unorthodox placements are dictated by what I’m trying to convey about the subject with light and gesture, and the attempt to provide a subtle sense of place where the eye can rest.