Trust the Process?
The first in a series of 3 videos exploring the process of making photographs. We talk so much about "taking" photographs, but anyone that's ever worked hard to create images that are less than accidental, images they love, knows that it's much more complicated than that.
I'm always telling my students to trust the process but that assumes we know the process, that we're comfortable with putting the many pieces of our craft together, and many of us aren't there yet. It's one of the reasons our photographs remain somewhat accidental: we know many of the moving parts but aren't as comfortable putting them together as we'd like to be. In fact, even for those learning the many elements and techniques, they'd learn so much better if those things were taught in context of each other, of our vision, and of the creative process.
I'm hoping this conversation sparks something for you and helps you begin to put the pieces together. In a couple of days I'll send you an email with a link to the next video, 3 Things You Need to Know About The Photographer's Process, and the third video, simply called The Photographer's Process, will follow a couple days after that. That third video is a little longer but goes deeper and walks you through the making of one of my own images from beginning to end. I hope it's helpful to you.
If this video, or any in the series, raises questions, I'm happy to discuss those, just leave a comment below!
For the Love of the Photograph,