Self evaluation.....

I'm my  worst critic when it comes to my photography. I always have been. I haven't taken any photos in a few weeks and I've been reading books, watching documentaries and basically looking at why I take pictures and what it means to me. I guess I'm contemplating is my work up to my standards and is it ready for sale on a mass level. Many say yes. My answer as of now  is no. I'm not talking about that one good shot we all come across, I'm talking about day in day out consistency. I'm going back to square one and will be shooting and revisiting very basic lighting and exposure techniques and will be bringing along  film in my bag for the first time in a long time. This morning I stood in my front yard and forced myself to try to find anything interesting in a view I've seen a million times. I enjoy the result and it calms me for now. I think my photography makes me a better person and any way I can achieve that needs to be pursued and for me a good self evaluation every once in a while is truly in order.