It’s the moment when a pinkish bending cloud is actually…a cloud. It’s a scene when an orange sunset floods the darkening sky with a bright glow but your only thought is…a sunset. That’s the definition of a slump—when laziness or other saddening feelings dissolve the creative shell surrounding your brain. When reality replaces the juxtaposing creative vision of life. My legs are stone boulders; my shoulders lean sluggishly in my chair. The summer season arrives soon, but I’m experiencing the slump. Why, oh why?
Now, though, I feel excited again about picking up my camera. Continuing my mission to photograph the intricacies of the Bay Area, showcasing the area as an art piece. Maybe one day I’ll display a map and represent points as my pictures. That sounds like an interesting project.
Perhaps I’m too commercial. So far I’ve done everything but place advertisements on my website. Maybe it’s time I treat my photography as art instead of something that can generate a buck immediately.
Maybe I should attend a photography class. Alongside business classes. I can transform into one of those profitable artists. But then again, I would have to constantly gauge market demand and invest further in equipment. And marketing expenses—PPC ads, affiliate advertising, displays banners, galleries, revenue shares—eventually grow and grow and provide diminishing returns.
Yeesh! No wonder I’m trapped in a slump. I’m thinking too hard about possibilities instead of present abilities.
I’ll sneakily shake softly the slump that slithered so sneakily like a slippery snake into my soul. By picking up my camera again. And practicing the capture of the perfect photograph with my humble Olympus E-520. Maybe I’ll keep admiring and imitating the photographic artwork of this guy (flatbackoverchrome photography) [chuckles].
Time to go. Toodles!
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