A Little More About the Market Shoot

Just a quickie follow-up to Mark’s blog.  I want to drive the point home that you have to get out there and use your camera to improve your skills.  When we lead seminars with new photographers, we constantly hear how busy people are.  I’m sure that is true, but, to quote a well-known future philosopher, “Do or do not – there is no try.”  Everybody's busy, but you can't use that as an excuse.  Find someone to push on who will push back.  Get out there! We learn something every time we do this.  We even set rules for our competition.  Besides our "Lines" theme, we agreed to use no Photoshop or plug-ins for Lightroom.  (Mark made that rule since I have more cool plug-ins...)  There are very frank comments about what we like and don’t like about each other’s photos.  And, since I prefer to shoot people, the farmer’s market displays are always a challenge for me.  Here are a few of my shots from this weekend that are not in the competition.

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I really loved the colors on this one.  Go for a fun walk with your camera.

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