“Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.” ― Aristotle
It’s that time of the year, when we reflect on our experiences and images from 2018.
In January 2018 I upgraded to the mirrorless Sony A711
In Street Photography as with any genre, it is really important to feel comfortable with your camera.
The dials on the Sony A711 are intuitive and easy to use. It has improved image stabilisation, which means you can take sharper handheld images at slower shutter speeds. The grip on the right side of the camera is bigger, therefore it’s much more comfortable to hold.
However, there was some disappointment initially with the realisation that the A711 camera body was heavier in comparison to the Sony A7. At this time, I was struggling with tendonitis in my right elbow, therefore it was not great timing for me.
Fortunately my Fuji XT-10 is considerably lighter, however I wasn’t in the right mindset. Ordinarily I love Street Photography, but it suddenly it had become a weight to carry, both physically and metaphysically.
In February 2018, we held my second Finding your Vision Mentorship.
Finding Your Vision Mentorship is an intensive 8 week program, which was specifically designed for beginner to intermediate Street Photographers.
It is offered through the Plus Mentorship Program, formerly on G+.
This year we had a total of 45 participants, with 25 mentees and 20 support crew. It was such a creative and collaborative experience.
Congratulations to all the graduates, there was some extraordinary results.
A big Thank you to my past students who stepped up to help as a support team. A special Thanks to Jen C for putting a graduation album together.
Here is the link here to our FYV 2018 album.
Being a Mentor is an amazing experience, I was consistently inspired by their images and ideas.
This Mentorship has polarised my work. Not only have my images become more intentional and minimal. I’m also experimenting more and more with colour and complexity.
In October 2018 our Street Photographers Community was launched on Flickr
We invite you to come and take a look at our new Street Photographers Community.
The first 1000 images you upload is free!
In October 2018, I booked a last-minute trip to New York City.
NYC is such an amazing city for Street Photography, the challenge is always to capture it in a unique way. We were there for the changing of the seasons, to see the ice skating and the fall colours in Central Park. Now my Mojo is back and my tendonitis is resolved, my camera feels much lighter.
As promised, I would like to share with you my favourite images from 2018.
You can see more of my images in my gallery. Here is the link.
Wishing you all a creative and productive 2019. Do you have any travel plans this year?