One of the fun things about this month is experimenting in photography – not only in the shooting, but the editing as well. I’m a true believer that the more you do something, the more you learn how to do it better. Practice makes perfect, as the saying goes. Although I’m not sure “perfect” is ever achievable, but that’s another debate.
Each time I interviewed someone about their first kiss, or cooked something, or used a coupon, or went on a date, I felt more comfortable and developed skills to help me with these tasks. The repetition and the experimenting with different techniques helped accomplish what I wanted to.
I remember sitting on the back of our red pickup truck outside an A&W somewhere in northern Ontario trying to get up the nerve to approach a bicyclist walking by to ask him the very personal question about his very first smooch. I planned in my head what I was going to say. I mapped out where I would stand and what would be my first lines. I starred at him trying to figure out what his reaction would be. He biked away before I even started to get up and walk towards him. I wonder if he sense my approach and worried I was going to try and sell him something.
But as the days went on and we continued to drive across the country, the questions came more naturally and the approaching strangers got easier. The more practice the better I got. So without further ado, here are some practice shots and some editing to create fun colours.
“Fun with editing”