Want to learn more about long lenses? Check out Jesse’s talk from the shop, as he demonstrates how to use some fast glass .
@h4nn4hstahl and i did some amazing shooting tonight! #glamour #philhoveyphoto #hannahrocks #falloutboygirl
So I have been looking back over the last few weeks of shooting. I can honestly say that I couldn’t be any more proud of my photo team than I am now. Here is one of the images that I am honored to have created with @misslauren0825 #beauty #glamour #amazingmodel #soproud #laurenrules #moreplease
Weeks later, our famed black and red crown shoot still has me awe struck. The joy and pride that comes with having @meganlyncupcakes on my team is truly remarkable. #crownbeauty #stillamazing #whatwedo #soproud #amazingmodel #roses #flowers
Addition to the arsenal. Now. Who wants to jump in front of this bad little monkey of a lens? #myfirstZeiss #carlzeiss #newoptics #talkaboutcameras
A sneak preview from last nights most heroic shoot with @rebeccamontreal !! #beauty #fashion #skull #rebeccarocks #soproud #allstar #favoritepeople
And here we are, it is after 2Am, and I am making my return to writing.
I’ve composed this entry in my head countless time over the past few weeks, but never could find the right way to make the words come to life.
In those weeks I have lost and rediscovered the message to this entry more times than I can recall…but nevermore, I am writing now.
As my 365 project rolls on, I am proud to say that I have just posted photo of the day for day 138. No stoppages of play yet.
The project has ushered in a new level of continuous shooting for me. Now that I am in great routine to keep behind the camera every day, I find myself booking shoots and filling memory cards at a staggering rate.
So…let’s begin. Below is a question straight out of one of my instructional sessions:
How do we stay inspired while shooting a long term project?
The simple answer is, to never worry about boredom.
If we fear stagnation, we reach a stalemate with creativity.
Yet, if we look towards what we CAN do and what we AIM to do…we will overcome loss of ideas. Discipline to shoot comes from the desire to shoot.
I would have never guessed that my project would span nearly 6 months on a day to day basis….but here we are.
Lately, I have no feared missing a day…but simply having too much content for each day. The 365 is a wonderful core structure…it forces us to be creative, decisive and adaptive day-in-day-out. The project creates efficiency in a way. But…it forces us to reach into a creative mental space on a regular basis that can only promote a greater in creating……or else the project ends.
In closing….don’t fear the unknown rules, sticking points, technical aspects or finely ground methodologies of photography…..but instead embrace the art, the idea, the desire and dedication to your craft. In that, you will find subjects to shoot.
This is Mr Phil signing off,
My latest edit of Meganlyn and the famed flower crown! @meganlyncupcakes #crownbeauty #flowers #allstars #photomagic #fashion #meganlyn