Sunday, August 31, 2008

The Staycation Blues

The above photo was taken at Mt. St. Helens on a previous holiday the previous year. Like untold thousands of my fellow Americans, I got to experience the dubious joys of a "staycation" this summer- probably not the last either.

To help counter the situation I've been psyching myself up for a home based photo project starting sometime late fall, one that takes me beyond my comfort zone for several reasons. One, because it involves studio photography- far from my strong point; second, because my "studio equipment" is virtually non existent; and third, because of the nature of the subject matter it will involve. If I succeed (get at least a dozen solid photographs) it'll be a nice little feather in my cap- least, far as I'm concerned. If I fail (which the odds definitely favor), I gave it the ol' school try. Sure there's the whole "learning experience" thing- but I aint about to go through all this trouble, effort, and more without getting at least one decent shot to show for it! I hope...

2 comments:

Noah Beil said...

Can you give out any details about the project? Or is it under wraps until it's complete?

Stan B. said...

Noah- Actually, will be glad to report and post some results- once it gets under way, becomes a reality, and I got something to show for it. Too many variables and unknowns at moment... It does involve portraiture, however- and thanks for the interest!