Monday, April 18, 2011

Stuck


So, I think I'm in a creative rut; All my pending projects are out the way. While I finally got accepted as a istockphoto contributor, my latest submission got rejected. I'm still waiting for my video lights to get here. I discovered that using an off-camera flash is much more complicated than I thought and will require at least the same amount of time and effort it took for me to get camera basics. Feels overwhelming. I also need wireless triggers to use my flash and they cost over $300. I'm also tired of always figuring out everything by myself.

More importantly...

I ran out of ideas. Don't know what to shoot, be it still or motion.


I could whip-up another photoshoot, but I wanted to do something that is perhaps a bit more thought out.

I think I ought to do a light project. Maybe follow a theme?

Hopefully my rut will be an opportunity to try something new. 

3 comments:

kylerconway said...

I hear you. I started this to occupy my down time: http://kylerconway.tumblr.com/

yeminne said...

thanks kyle. I too probably can come up with 44 reasons...

Rudy said...

You don't have to spend $300 on radio triggers. $60 for a pair would do it. (one set as a transmitter [camera] and the other as the receiver [flash])

Cactus V5 http://www.gadgetinfinity.com/product.php?productid=17567

I tested it and wrote a review on it. http://rudys-rants.blogspot.com/2011/01/cactus-v5-radio-flash-trigger-by-gadget.html

Another good choice would be http://cgi.ebay.com/RF-602-Wireless-Remote-Trigger-Canon-50D-7D-40D-5D-/280551745378?pt=Camera_Camcorder_Remotes&hash=item41522fe762

As far as lighting assignments (if you want to work on lighting) you can try http://strobist.blogspot.com/2006/06/lighting-boot-camp-archive-page.html

The problem I have is that I don't want to start anything until I have enough time to really go at it. I hope I'll get one of the major issues in my life cleared up in the next month. Then I can get back to the things that interest me.