2nd Week at home. Going back to work this Thursday.
I’ve been diagnosed with something I did not even know existed. Yet it is one of these things that affect people in modern society. It can lead to depression or a burn-out, two things I’ve faced in the past and know how devastating they can be. Especially the latter.
I “suffer” from a bore-out. The link to Wikipedia explains it much better than I could do in this short blog post.
Searching for a new job is senseless. I am way to old. So I have to find something that pleasures me, that gives me intense satisfaction. Yes Sweetheart, you already do all that.
So I have been soul-searching, reading a few books about how (my) photography could help me find a fresh start in my life, aside from my job. A few YouTube clips and a couple of documentary films on William Eggleston inspired me to look at the mundane, the everyday stuff.
A free an extremely well made and written eBook by Eric Kim, 100 Lessons From The Master of Street Photography, has been a huge inspirational source for me. Read it, even if you are not into street photography.
This morning I went to the Monday Market twice and shot about 120 frames with my Ricoh GR II. For this I used the Snap-mode set a 1,5 meter, in TAV meaning I decide aperture and shutter speed. As it was sunny I dialed in f9 giving me a depth of field between 75 cm and infinity. Snap means you are working in hyperfocal.
I enjoyed walking and shooting on this very busy market. At this moment I guess I have about 4 keepers.
In the afternoon I went to the woods and enjoyed walking and some point & shoot photography. Hell, I’m taking pictures for my own pleasure.
I’m doing what I like and enjoy doing.