For years I’ve collected hobbies—seemingly always finding a new one shortly after growing bored with the last one. But recently I realized just how much I’ve let two of my passions — photography and playing music, languish. So rather than let either fall by the wayside I’m throwing myself right back in the deep end. In his book Outliers, Malcom Gladwell suggested that it takes 10,000 hours of practice to master something. Here’s to the first few being knocked out.
Shooting with an SLR since 2005, I’ve taken a lot of photos over the years. Thanks to the wonders of editing RAW photos a lot of new life can be breathed into old photos. Now, rather than just jump back out shooting again it’s time to slow down and practice one part of photography that I’ve never been an expert in—editing. Teaching myself Adobe Lightroom has been pretty easy so far, and the results especially interesting with VSCO Film* added into the mix. There are still a lot of principles I don’t know yet, but I’m looking forward to learning.
*Special thanks to Jessica Zollman for the recommendation of VSCO Film!
Here are some shots from over the years that I’ve spent some time re-editing:
Only 9,996 hours to go…