Between some exceptionally busy days at work and photo editing, I have been spending a lot of time in front of the computer recently. Editing is my absolute least favourite part of the photo process (unless it's raining killer zombies from outer space, then staying inside is not so bad) I just feel guilty sitting on the couch while the TV drones on in the background, sifting through image after image when I could be outside somewhere. My camera is a lovely little beast and I know she misses me, but the thought of editing photos after a shoot has me convinced to leave the camera in it's place.
The vast majority of the editing I have been doing lately are for headshots, weddings and music gigs so I have been intently staring at people on my computer screen. I do enjoy photographing people, they are much more engaging to talk to than a moutain, but after a few weeks of carefully selecting, masking, dodging and burning images long after the conversations have ended, I had to give myself a bit of a break from all the eyes staring back at me from my computer screen.
In hindsight, perhaps the break I should have taken was one away from the computer, but it was a snowy day and though there were no killer zombies from outer space falling from the sky, I decided that snow was almost as bad and I opted to stay inside. With no new landscape material to edit, I started to revisit old sets from the past several months and work on some photos that didn't make the first cut.
My eyes were just as fuzzy and my brain just as foggy when I returned to the work I needed to do, but the change of pace was a welcome break. I'm excited to get back out in the world just the camera and me, once all my work is done.