I’ve been on a few walks with my camera(s) in the weeks since I moved to Milwaukee, but not many pure photo walks. Simply carrying a camera with you while you walk doesn’t make it a photo walk. There’s a specific mindset that you have to have for it to really qualify. Sometimes a walk with a camera in your hand isn’t anything other than a walk where you happen to take a couple pictures.
But other times you find yourself getting into a flow. The ideas come freely, and each click of the shutter sparks another. The domino effect continues until you’re back home with a couple hundred images and more than a handful of keepers.
It’s hard to know when an outing will just be a walk with a camera in hand and when it’ll evolve into a real photo walk. I wish I could find the trigger for the latter, but it’s evaded me thus far. I suppose that’s the way it is for nearly all creative endeavors, and that’s why it’s so important to just do the work. You can’t tell when inspiration will strike, so whether it’s sitting down at the keyboard to punch out some words or grabbing your camera and getting outside you have to force yourself to get started. Eventually the inspiration will follow.
I hope you enjoy these images from my first real photo walk in Milwaukee. I’m glad the inspiration followed me on this beautiful afternoon. 🙂
All shots were taken with the Fuji X100F and the Fuji X-T2 with the Fuji 35mm f/2 and 56mm f/1.2 R lenses.