A few weeks back I drove to Winchester, VA to have lunch with my cousin Kendal…..www.facebook.com/kcarrphotography/. I can’t remember the last time I went to Winchester. Normally I drive that way to go home but I bypass the city. After lunch we had time to walk around. What was so cool about downtown is how they revamped it and made it into a walking area with assortments of restaurants, shops, and history of Winchester. Many of small towns and/or cities are doing this, which I think is great.

Walking with my camera I didn’t want to just take photographs “as is” meaning just clicking the camera the way I see a subject. Like a graphic designer teacher once told our class “we’re not inventing anything new, we’re just adding our own touch”. I know I have written this in another blog or two but I really believe it. So as I walked around not only did I take photographs of buildings, street signs, etc. I added a twist to each. This is something I do all the time. Why? It adds flavor to my image, it makes me think and become more creative, it helps me keep photography fun, and I’m continuing to learn. The camera I used this day was the Fujifilm X-T1 with the 27mm f/2.8 pancake lens.

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Kendal Carr at lunch.

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When I’m shooting portraits, I do the same thing. You just never know what you may capture when you do something or anything different. Try not to judge/critique your images from your camera monitor. At times we delete too soon before uploading our images on our computer – which normally has a bigger screen than our camera..and a better view. The portraits are of my dear friend Teresa Holmes. Teresa is the Founder & Executive Director at Bounce Back DNA Movement and Executive Director at Full ‘Steem Ahead – Coach, Speaker, HR Professional.

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So the next time you decide to go out (or stay in) and take some photographs add a little twist and enjoy your creativity.

Happy Shooting!! 🙂

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