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So I went out for my first day shooting, today. Not sure if I feel successful or not. I took a lot of photos (150) and I like a bunch of them, but I don’t know if they’re going anywhere. I was looking for a particular location, and when I drove past it, I realized it wasn’t going to be as accessible as I had imagined. I may have to have someone drop me off there and come back and pick me up… either that or I’m just going to have to commit to a longer walk than I had planned on. I also wore shorts because I expected to have to wade in a bit of water, but at the same time, I have to walk through a lot of brush to get to the location. I may just have to look for something similar, in a more acessible spot.

I’m still not sure where I’m going… but I think I can get there with enough pictures. The problem is, if there’s something technical wrong with these, I’d have to go back and re-shoot, and it would seem like the moment would have passed. I dunno. It was about half way through the shoot I realized my camera was on JPEG high, and I think I’d rather have it on RAW high instead. Less compression, which would mean I could blow them up a lot larger. I want to see how big I can get these things. I’m going to print out some contact sheets tonight and see if I feel like they’re worth anything. I think aesthetically, they’re okay… but I don’t know if I feel like they’re exactly what I’m trying to say, but then again, I don’t really know what it is that I really am saying.

The thing is, I want to be ecologically minded and environmentally concious in my work, I want to say something about the fact that we’re eating up our planet in leaps and bounds. But at the same time, the area that I shot today was the site of a future housing development. People need a place to live, right? I live in a housing development, though it was developed in the 60’s – its still a development itself.

So then I started thinking about the new shopping centers that are being developed. There’s a bunch of them around here, as well as down by corwin75 where I’ll be driving later. But again, I like the convenience. I remember how excited I was when they built a Best Buy in town. I’m a walking contradiciton… maybe I need to explore that somehow. I just dont’ know… but then again, thats why I’m taking this class.

We’ll see what happens in a couple weeks.

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