Mission 1… Back to Auto
It is a great honor to share my top four photographs from this week’s G+ Mentorship Program for Photographers with Ron Clifford, Tamara Pruessner, and Robin Griggs Wood… they had us going back to auto. We were asked to ‘wake up our eyes’, to focus on seeing and not thinking about settings, to keep things simple, to shoot a subject til it got ‘sick’ of us, and I took Ron up on the challenge.
I had three opportunities to ‘wake up’ and boy oh, boy were they enlightening…
- an angelic offering,
- King Tutankhamun Exhibit, and
- Pacific Science Center Butterfly Exhibit.
What did I ‘wake up’ TO you may wonder… well, my eyes were returned to freedom and I fell back in love with my camera. There is much freedom in surrendering to your camera’s settings, to letting go and pressing the shutter button at will, in not questioning whether you ‘got it right’ or if there is a ‘better shot’ hiding in some magic configuration of the dials/functions, and having the ‘order’ to keep at the subject until exhaustion set in or one of us cried ‘mercy’… knowing what’cha get, is what’cha got.
Well, here’s what I got!
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