IN DREAMS – THEMED PHOTOGRAPHY SHOOT (NAPLES, FLORIDA PHOTOGRAPHER)...

I belong to a small group of Southwest Florida photographers that meets once a month to encourage inspiration in our field. The group hands out a theme once a month. We are given one month to come up with an image that reflects that theme. When due, we meet over dinner to reveal our theme image and to receive constructive critiques on the image itself. Although intimidating to receive critiques, my biggest jumps in learning have come from those moments when I’ve allowed other peers to constuctively critique my work.This months theme was titled “in dreams.” WOW! Talk about a tough one. I had a hard time deciding how I was going to deliver the “in dreams” theme. Finally, I landed on a dream catcher idea. I decided to make the dream catcher my solid focal point within the image. Here is the exact photo that I submitted:Aside from the good food, constructive critiques, and just the overall comradery that comes from this group…I’m grateful for the inspiration and the creative juices that flow because of the group. The theme challenges you to come up with “something” and it’s incredibly interesting to see how everyones interpretation of the theme are conveyed so differently each month. I’ve discussed how I’m a self-proclaimed “life learner” here on this blog before. Well this group continues along the grand scheme of that life learning process – always teaching me something new. I’m so thankful for my peers here in my area. A big group of us are getting together on the 22nd of this month to teach each other some new things and then gobble up a great lunch afterward. The photography industry is very cut throat, very brutal, and extremely competitive. I’m beyond blessed to have such...