HIDDEN GEMS • PERSONAL FAVORITE IMAGES FROM 2018
February 13, 2019
As a photographer, deciding what’s best to post online can be hard.
It’s been strange not posting as much––or as often––on social media as I used to. When you have the opportunity to post anything at anytime, though, it can be easy to let your intended style slip through the cracks.
While I genuinely love every image that I had posted on the feed before it was wiped it clean (it hurt A LOT to do that), I didn’t love the arrangement of them all together. It felt cluttered and disorganized, like a messy room.
When you all take the time to scroll through and view my work, your experience should be as though you’re walking through an art museum, flipping through a scrapbook, or looking at a magazine––not trying to sort through a bunch of random papers on a desk.
I decided, why not put more energy into making it as appealing as possible?
So that’s what I’ve been trying to do, and I hope you all can understand why there’s been a change in my online presence. It’s not because I don’t care about sharing as much (the whole point of the blog is being able to have the ability to share MORE with you), it’s because I care about the way my photography is shared now more than ever. I take pride in this art form, in the images I create, and in your all’s feedback; therefore, I want to do this right.
The changed approach has been hard, though. I’m still trying to find the happy medium between posting too much and not enough.
So, in the mean time…
I thought it would be fun to share some of my personal favorite images from 2018 here, that hadn’t previously—and still haven’t—made it to social media yet.
I know that my favorites aren’t always going to be your favorites, and that’s okay. Specific moments will appeal to all of us differently. I know that when you’re researching photographers and trying to decide who’s the best fit for you to work with, there are certain things you need to see on those photographer’s feeds in order to feel comfortable enough to do so.
So: since I have to be a little more mindful of the images I share on Instagram and Facebook, it only makes sense that I share more of the “outtakes” or “b-sides,” here on the blog. I consider images that are “outtakes” or “b-sides” to be the images that are less “commercial,” and they’re usually shots of the unplanned, naturally occurring moments. These moments are oftentimes the ones I didn’t direct.
I hope you all enjoy these photos, and that you can see why I found so much beauty in them. I’ll be sure to make this a recurring blog post theme if you all enjoy it, so let me know what you think about it in the comments below!
Hopefully you found this batch of “Hidden Gems” to be joyful to look through! I really hope to get to do this sort of thing here on the blog more often. Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments below!
Until next time,