I’ve been working through the 100 Photographs project during the past couple of weeks whilst I have been on holiday. It’s been a useful exercise in a number of ways – as I’m sure it’s intended to be!
Before even looking through the viewfinder I’m spending a lot longer simply looking at what it is I want to photograph. I have been putting a lot of thought into what I like to photograph and that’s coming through in increased selectivity and a less random set of images on my memory card.
I’ve changed many of the camera functions away from generic things like ‘AI Focus’ and ‘Auto ISO’ to specific settings which are more in line with the images I want. I’m thinking more about what those setting mean for the image, especially exposure.
I’m using RAW way more than I have ever done in the past, and approaching the use of Lightroom and Photoshop as a method of developing a photograph as opposed to correcting things I didn’t get right with the original exposure.