At the beginning of February, I got a new camera body. Now, there’s plenty of good advice about not being attracted to new gear. Buy books, not gear! Use what you have! Spend your money on travel instead! But sometimes, you just gotta get yourself something new.
So, back again with the photography. I fell into the old trap of “having a full-time job that pays well that I enjoy doing,” which for me makes doing creative things harder. But not going out specifically to take photos for a long time made me realise how much I miss it. I spent a lot of time shooting the streets on my phone using various apps (which I’ll talk about in a future article), but I missed the process of holding and using a camera.
Writers write drafts. They belt out a rough version of what’s in their head, then polish those words until they shine. It’s the same thing with sketching. It’s okay to be rough because you’re going to be adding and subtracting lines until you’re happy with the result. No one cares about the draft once you’ve finished the work.
I was wandering around Darling Harbour the other weekend when I suddenly realised that my view wasn’t blocked by any hoarding or construction sites anymore. Finally all the work around the convention centre is complete!
I’ve always found something special about Sydney’s Darling Harbour.
Mainly the area around the Convention Centre. All the “stuff to do” around Darling Harbour such as Madame Tussauds and the Sydney Continue reading “Darling Harbour: Construction (almost) Complete!”
We spend a lot of time worrying what people might think about who we are and what we do. If you want to create some kind of art, you get to worry about this on a whole new level. And then you start to lose sight of what is important to you, and why you started all this in the first place: to create things that you love.