So! I’ve named this post ‘green is not a creative colour’ because literally every photo is green (apart from 2) and I’m beginning to think I can’t take pictures of anything that isn’t green. And I’ve been feeling a bit less creative and inspired with my photography lately, sooooo perhaps Don’t Hug Me I’m Scared was right all along and green is not a creative colour!! (If you haven’t seen Don’t Hug Me I’m Scared go watch it it’s amazing and fantastic.)
Moving on, I’m sharing these photos because while I quite like all of them, I don’t think any of them are entirely remarkable or the best photo I’ve ever taken, and I’d like to discuss that because that’s okay!! It’s important that I’m still creating and taking photos even when I am less inspired or in a bit of a rut, because the only way to get out of it really, is to just push forward. Even if there’s just one photo that I really like out of a roll of film, I’d still consider that a win, because it’s better than hating everything! Also, photography and art in general isn’t always about the end result, but the process. And even if I’m not the happiest I’ve ever been with the photos I end up with, I will always enjoy the process of just walking around and photographing things I notice that interest me.
I think my next step is to try and take photos of things that aren’t so green, and that might help me take a step forward! But for now enjoy this sea of green!
Finally, let’s finish with some sunset pictures, because you can never go wrong with a pink sky!
Film used: Kodak Portra 160
A quick note about something I’ve been learning about this film: Don’t over expose it! Because it’s already a high ASA and a very bright film, over exposing it just doesn’t work super well. I don’t know whether it’s just me, but I keep ending up with tons of photos that have super blown out highlights, because I’m used to over-exposing my film just because I like that look. But moving forward, I’m going to rate it at the box speed, and hopefully that will work better for me.