Creating a Photography Challenge

My wife is a quilter which means I am often accompanying her to quilt shows. By the way, I’m a willing participant because seeing this beautiful fabric art is very inspiring for my photography. One of these quilt shows was held at the historic Kirby’s Mill, a restored grist mill, in Medford New Jersey. At this show my inspiration turned out to be not just the quilts.

What usually happens at these shows is that I walk through relatively quickly while my wife stops to examine the quilts in detail and talk with her fellow quilters. This usually leaves me with a bit of free time. The vendors at the Kirby’s Mill show were sporting signs urging the quilters to “Shop Local” which inspired me to use that free time to do a little “Photograph Local” project. The idea was to photograph the mill and create some images that I would really be proud of. Here is the result with both a regular camera and an iPhone.

Kirby's Mill Medford, New Jersey

Kirby’s Mill Race by Richard Lewis 2017 – Canon 5D Mark III


Kirby's Mill New Jersey

Kirby’s Mill Flower Bag by Richard Lewis 2017 – iPhone 7

Photographers should always be challenging themselves. Every photographer from beginner to master will improve by taking on projects, or coming up with ideas, that stretch their skills and creativity.