Looking through my recent work ( hobby only ) I?m just not satisfied with what I getting. The photos are nice, but I?ve seen them before ( mostly landscapes ). I think it?s time to do something radical.
1. Trash all my old photos that don?t scream Print me! I?ve kept most of my OK shots, the ones in focus, exposed correctly, somewhat interesting, but not photo s that pop. I think purging the marginal work will be very cathartic. 2. I really think I need a change in vision. I want to see what the world looks like upside down and backwards. I?ve decided on 5x7, it?s a nice size for cont act prints and my scanner will handle up to that size for BW quadtones when I ne ed something larger.
The questions are; 1) Has anyone done this? Did it help your photography? Shou ld I re-think this? 2) I have a limited budget (700 ?900 for a kit with a conv ertible lens, camera, and half a dozen holders). Wobbly wood fields aren?t very appealing. Are there any monorails in this price you can pack into a f 64 bag? I?m kind of a pack mule so wt. isn?t a huge deal as long as it?s within reason . Are their any metal fields for this price I should consider?
Thank you for your input,