Looking to start a group for those of us that are older members of the photography world.
(1) How do you handle that physical problem when you're out shooting? How do you overcome it to get that great shot?
(2) What do you tell others our age that are close to giving up on photography?
(3) What about current travel abroad to get memorable shots in spite of that aching back?
Lets get started guys, (gals). together, we should have some really good tips on hangin in there with camera in hand!!
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65 & Over
June 17, 2012
FROM: Ron Braxton Sr
To those of you that are fathers.. “Happy Fathers Day” to you all.
The sole purpose of 65 & Over is to share what its like in this part of our lives that combines aging and the wonderful challenge of photography. How we manage, plan, and execute those great shots that you all have done, especially within the past 6 months.
It’s about how you set up some of your shots, even when hampered with some sort of physical or mental challenge.
It’s not about posting photos of the latest car shows with conversation as to where to go for the next bird shooting, but more on what you may have experienced in attempting to get a shot that was perhaps challenging to you in one way or another.
Im now receiving some of your conversations coming right into my personal email and that I really don’t care for.
If there is something that you might want me to know (photographically), then by all means lets bring it up for discussion so that the entire group can learn or benefit from it.
And as far as posting photos in the group page… I would like for each of us to post 2 recent shots per month that we’ve taken, and give a brief as to how your creative mind went to work even though your body said ‘No Way’ Also you might want to include how or what post-processing you may have done before posting it. Well that’s it for now gang, Working together can be such fun, so lets do it !!
For me.. offer to take them out with me one day for a comfortable day of shooting whatever they show an interest in taking pictures of. Stop shooting for awhile, have a bite to eat, discuss what what its been like so far, check the shots, and oh yes.. LISTEN, and perhaps you'll be able to boost the persons desire to continue the shooting for that day, and if not, I'd offer to process his or her shots for them, and later show them what you did, how you did it, and why you did it that way.Simply be ready to help, even if its just with words of kindness, and of course, a little photographic wisdom.Im sure it will help your heart as well as there's.Have a great day guys.Ron Braxton Sr Group Leader--65 & Over Continue
I'm one of the lucky people that still gets out there without physical limitations other than I'm no kid anymore. I'd think that a person with limitations should look for ways around them. Most of all, never stop taking photos. Don't get in the old rut of just taking family photos, birthdays, etc. You get the idea. Be creative and open minded and ones physical limitations won't be a major issue. Remember, your images are an expression of your thoughts. No limitations on that.Continue