This was an interesting year for me in photography. Here are seven shots that I posted in 2016. The odd number reflects the oddness of the year.
This was the year learned how to not take pictures. I know that might sound like blasphemy to those who subscribe to the school of thought that says you only improve by shooting lots and lots of photos, but I feel as though I finally reached the point where I knew when not to press the shutter. And it took a while to get there.
I did more real-time editing in the viewfinder than I did in my “shoot now, ask questions later” phase. I tried to remember to consider whether or not the picture I was about to take was something that I’d be happy to see again once the roll was developed. If the answer was no, I didn’t take it. As a result, I made fewer exposures this year, but I like to think I got a higher percentage of keepers. And of those, here are the ones that, at the moment, I like the best:
(Click on an image below to start the slide show.)