On The Street

Added on by Nathan C. Ward.

Some of the best photographers that I actively follow always dish this level of advice: shoot everyday no matter what. This is sound thinking…work on your craft, look for things that interest you. But the city I live in does not have the vibrancy of the type where this advice would make sense. Columbus is mundane and lacks a strong walking/biking culture….the streets often feel empty here. A camera around your neck starts to feel like a heavy stone when it isn’t getting used.

Today was the first time in many months I saw a random person on the street and ran to them with my camera. It was a good feeling. I’m not moving, but I sometimes yearn for the places where photographic scenes are waiting around every turn.