I believe our skills and abilities improve when we hang out with friends who are better than we are at something. We're forced to improve our game or fall behind.
"You're only going to be as good as the people you surround yourself with."
The internet is filled with talented people and one such person is Caroline at Constantly Evolving. Her specialty is food photography and her images are tantalizing and mouthwatering.
"Find the most talented person in the room, and if it's not you,
go stand next to him. Hang out with him."
Harold Ramis, Actor
The other day, I decided to play around and try my hand at photographing some of the season's delicious bounty in a style reminiscent of and inspired by Caroline's imagery.
As I find myself in this new season of experimentation, engaging more fully with my creative awareness, this simple act of practicing a new technique was thoroughly absorbing, playful, and fun.
"Take time to mess around. Get lost. Wander.
You never know where it's going to lead you."
The fruit seemed to take on a personality of their own that underwent yet another, more provocative change during the editing process.
I don't think food photography is my calling, but I love the results and it felt good to stretch, learn a few things, and grow a wee bit, in the process.
"Those who do not want to imitate anything, produce nothing."