“When young photographers ask me what they should do, I always tell them to stay close to home.”
This autumn, I have had the opportunity to take a couple of day trips to enjoy fall colors, but I have spent most of my time
exploring in my own neighborhood. The benefits of photographing near home include: saving on gas money, less wear and tear on my car, getting in my steps, and watching as things change daily.
Since I have been retired for ten months, I am finally settling into a rhythm. After living a particular life for 33 1/2 years, it is extremely unsettling when that part of your life abruptly ends. It has taken me time to process my new life. My camera has been a huge help along the way.
Each morning, I take an hour or longer walk with my camera. While taking these walks I have enjoyed witnessing the changes of the fall leaves while experimenting with new techniques.
I have enjoyed taking photography classes. The class I am currently taking is Break Free From the Rules with April Milani. I am getting much inspiration to explore from April and my fellow participants.
I hope you will take time this weekend to take a look at your surroundings and find inspiration.