Exit Stage Right
Together, we have reached the end of our “Journey of Recognition” online e-course – Kat, our intrepid leader, and my Find Your Eye classmates. And so, it is time to reflect; to integrate what I have discovered over the past month on this journey in search of my creative “eye”.
During our time together, I stretched my creative wings by stepping outside my comfort zone. I challenged myself and my assumptions about what kind of photographer I am. I battled with the “golden hour”. I shot with intention. I sought myself through the art of others. I studied my own images for patterns, commonalities, themes.
I tested my internal rules. I defined my style. I declared my love of editing. I wrote from the heart. I studied trends. I built walls of my own frustration. I scaled new heights of creativity. I discovered windows. I celebrated shadows.
A loner by nature, the greatest gift of our time together was my connection with my fellow travelers. They constantly challenged me; supported me; commiserated with my frustrations; celebrated my triumphs and “ah-ha” moments. They shared their wisdom, their questions, their yearnings. I learned from their struggles, their insights, their truths. Together we dug deep; we had breakthroughs and realizations. We made each other smile. And think.
And while the curtain has gone down on this particular production, I am certain the effects will be long-lasting. Because during this journey, I recognized myself. The me that is now a photographer.
Want to find out more about the “Find Your Eye” course series? You can view all the details here. Come join me for the October “Journey of Inspiration” course, another four weeks of inspiration and creativity.