As you grow as a photographer you will see things differently.
You will see your subjects differently. You will see new photographic opportunities. You will see possibilities. Also, and yes it is a part of the digital workflow, you will start seeing new ways in which you can process your RAW files.
Yesterday I grabbed a cup of coffee and had a quick flip through my RAW files from about two years ago. It was great to see that since then my composition and general photographic skills have definitely improved but what I was after was a few RAW images that had potential to see if I could bring them to life with new post processing technology and new processing skills.
Here are the results of a cup of coffee and playing around in Lightroom 4 for a little while to bring some of my older images to life.
Looking through your old images is a great way to see your own growth as a photographer and give you the opportunity to revisit old possibilities.
Finding inspiration can be a difficult thing and in today’s always-connected world we normally start online and look at other people’s work. You look for how other people shot a scene or how they approached the processing of a certain image.
Perhaps the inspiration you are looking for right now is something you did a while ago?
Until next time.
Gerry van der Walt
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