Dreamer. Wallflower. Wanderer.
I'm not afraid of the dark.
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Leave Nashville heading East and you’ll cross the Caney Fork River no less than three times. The Caney Fork promises trout, but you’ve promised you’ll be somewhere so you can’t stop. You push on through Crossville, home of the Oreck Vacuum cleaner, which promises cleaner floors, but you’ve promised you’ll be somewhere so you can’t stop.
I am mainly an available light photographer. Sometimes I enjoy using on-camera flash, particularly at night, but at best I am trusting my gut with it rather than going by any real experience or knowledge. I know even less about studio lighting. Really, I know nothing. I just know that sometimes when I am photographing indoors, I need more light, and I don't always want that to be in the form of a flash. I own a few softboxes, mainly because a few months ago a friend hired me to do a little photo shoot in a bar so dark it may as well have been a camera obscura, and it seemed like a great excuse to acquire a little gear and try to learn something new.
One day as I was scrolling through the FSC photostream, I was thinking about what a wonderful variety of styles, genres, themes, and subjects I was seeing. It also happened to be one of those unfortunately frequent periods when I was finding myself stuck in a rut -- or the Blah Spiral, as I call it. I wasn't thrilled about anything I was shooting, I couldn't think of anything I wanted to shoot, and while I wanted more than anything to just pick up my camera, I needed A Reason to get me going. So I thought about how comfort zones led to ruts. And how I was *always* inspired by the people and amazing work I see on FSC. And then I thought: CHALLENGE. And immediately messaged Amy and Cameron to see what they thought.