Begin Again

by Eric Dion December. 07, 2016 1090 views

I originally took this photo back in March of 2013. At the time I felt I hit a brick wall in my work. It was to the point that I was fed up and tired with the entire process. I'd spend the time scouting locations, compose, shoot, edit, and repeat. Everything to me began to feel stagnant, over-sharpened, and over edited. In short it felt "fake". When I started, I was mesmerized with the work of photographers like Rodney Smith, David Duchemin, and Andrew Graham Todes. The vibrant colors, and rich deep blacks drew me in, inspiring me to attempt to compose in the same ways and push myself.

Unfortunately, my inexperience in photography, and ignorance with Lightroom pushed me in the wrong direction. I gave up, sold it all, and moved on. This year, I was given the opportunity to start fresh. New camera, new attitude, new beginning. This year I am going back to the start. My work will be just that, my work. The photo from 2013 was in my eyes at that time, the best I could produce. I now see the muddy sharpening, dust spots, and over processing. In the coming weeks I will be updating you with new work and a few words on the individual projects I am working on. I hope you stick around.

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Ben Mckechnie 3 years, 2 months ago

Good attitude. I applaud it! I also look forward to following your fresh work.
P.S. David duChemin is one of my favorite photographers too.

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Eric Dion Replied to Ben Mckechnie 3 years, 2 months ago

Thank you Ben for the kind words. Your work is also beautiful. Look forward to seeing more of yours as well.

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