I’ve been taking another online photography course. Different instructors this time — the folks who set up oopoomoo.com and oopoomoo Creatives. I was delighted to win free entrance to the class with a couple of my photos back in the fall. Thank you, oopoomoo!
Samantha and Darwin’s Resolve, is more about discovering who you are as a photographer than a how-to-make-better-photos course. The last assignment asks for “an image you feel is representative of your creative vision.” Hm. This strikes me as one of those tough life questions, like “So, what’s your novel about?”
What is my novel about? Do I have a creative vision?
Pretending I know the answers to these questions, I’ll say: “My novel is about mothers. Mothers and daughters, mothers and sisters, mothers without children.” I’ll say: “Most of my photos depict some aspect of nature.” (That’s not an answer.)
Okay, then: “My creative vision is to depict nature as an artist with a little artistry of my own thrown in.”
There. That wasn’t so hard. Yes it was! But hey, now I know. At least for now. Don’t hold me to either answer though, okay? On creative vision or on the novel