The Disillusioned Photographer
A friend and I went to Dunsborough for a Christian Fletcher workshop this weekend. Because we were excited and inspired by Christian’s work, we took our trusty cameras around Busselton and Dunsborough to capture the gorgeous coastline and surrounds. When I reviewed my images later, I was thinking, these aren’t too bad and pretty happy with most of my shots, we decided to go check out Christian’s gallery before the workshop that evening.
My jaw dropped in awe at the work in his gallery. BUT, the more I looked at his work, the sicker I felt. My pretty good shots of that morning’s outing, were in reality, pure and utter crap!! I left his gallery feeling ill and very despondent, thinking I was a complete idiot for attempting to become a photographer. I felt like throwing my camera off the magnificent cliffs in the area, closely followed by myself!
Then we did the workshop!! What an eye opener that was. Christian shared his journey and struggles with photography, and some awesome tips on how to get to where he is today. I highly recommend doing the course if you get the chance. So I am going to share just a couple of the shots I got before we did the workshop, regardless of my feelings of inadequacy and hopelessness!
Busselton Jetty – I know it has been done to death, but I have never been there, and for me it is somewhat a compulsory image to have in your portfolio!!
Sugar Loaf Rock – Also done to death, but seascapes are my thing and it just had to be done. Also, I just got a ND400 filter and tried these out for the first time on these two shots. In hindsight, I probably should have practiced with it BEFORE going to an iconic place to photograph.