This morning I bought a little portfolio that holds 24 4x6 photos. I thought I would put together a little book of prints just for fun, since the paper's cheap.
I can't find 24 photos on a single theme or subject that I want to print as a collection.
My Lightroom catalog contains 18750 images. How sad is that?
I've decided that this afternoon I'm going to go and find a subject to create a series about. I'll keep the equipment simple and take a could of hours and then see what I come up with.
I think the trouble is that your world is too beautiful. You tend to categorize in more creative world when your world is less beautiful. (partly a joke).
You are right. I don't know why but I thought Irma posted this. I apologize and sympathize.
I sympathize. As you all know, I have been doing night shots of cafes for a couple of years, and I still can't fill a calendar.
I think that
a) if you keep looking, you will find more pictures that do go together as a series, you just hadn't thought of their common theme...
b) if you find 5 or so pictures with a common theme, keep shooting in that direction!
I have been building up on my "chicken series" for months now, and it is constantly growing.
One day I went out with the intention to fill a gap, and it worked out exactly!
Don't give up so quickly!
Uli, excellent advice.
Part of my problem is that I have bad DAM habits. I'll use a keyword and then neglect it; other times my level of enthusiasm isn't enough to catch one or two stray photos that don't match their neighbours. Sometimes I'll identify a "bird", other times I'll be more specific, but yet somehow I only have one in the "pigeon" category. Bad digital asset management.