With all this down time, I have had a lot of time to look back at my previous work and critique myself. I started with my old photos from when I first started at the end of 2016. The photos weren't terrible, but they lacked purpose. I was just shooting photos to shoot but had no clear goal or motive. This process reminds me of how my MRTS courses and the significance pre production played in the final result for our short films. When I was shooting early on, that's all I cared about. The final result. Now in 2020, I know I am better than I was in 2016, yet, at times I feel like I not at the improving at the same rate as before. I know how to edit, using lighting to create different looks, and how my camera functions, but I was skipping over another step. How to plan a photo shoot. I'm talking about all the equipment I will need on that day, what hour of the day, who will be there to help, where will the sun be position when I am there. I have now bought another journal for the sole purpose of pre production but for photography. I now have wrote down any idea that pops in my head and how the photo will make you feel with different colors/props. I am basically creating my "final result" before the photo is even taken. This journal gives me confidence to start strong because I know what will need to be done in order to achieve the results I desire. I can not wait to get back to shooting and creating with new people. Below I will post a photo from one of my first shoots and the other photo will be from a more recent shoot.