I went to a session today on Iphoneography. It was my favourite session so far at BlogHer. Hard to say exactly why it was my favourite. Except I think that the presenters were so warm and generous with their knowledge. And their passion shone through like a light that touches everything.
You know what I love about conferences? Is how it shines a light on what you don’t know and what you do know. And you gain a whole lot of confidence in what you do know. And you get shown the great giant cavern of a gap in what you don’t know. I love finding out what I don’t know the best. I love seeing that gap falling away in front of me – a great, immense cavity of space.
What I don’t know about Iphoneography could fill a book. But I now have all sorts of things to fill that great big cavern of space. Like experiments and tips and tools and apps. But they will only take up a little bit of space. The thing that will really fill that whole is creativity. Or at least that is what I will try to fill that whole with.
I’ve had a few comments about my instagram feed since I’ve been here. Positive comments. I assume that this is because I have been away from my children and people bored of the baby/preschooler spam are relieved. And I’m obsessed with taking photos of lights. At home, lights are one globe and they are not really worth taking a photo of. But here, everything is so architectual, it’s fascinating.
I listened to the Voice of the Year keynote. It was amazing. I had not read any of the posts that were read out before. And it showcased transcendent talent. Voices that were so brilliant that the medium of blogging was kind of inconsequential to their brilliance. And as I listened to their full voices I considered my own voice as well. And how I’d like to write like that but I don’t. Not in a self pity way. But in a marveling at the glorious magic of beloved words kind of way. The space in front of me stretched out. But that space isn’t about me. It’s about words that comfort your bones.
I’ve surprised myself by forsaking the technical at this conference for the visual. I have that feeling that I am half way in between blogging and photo blogging and maybe I just want to move a little bit closer to photo blogging. I see the great big expanse of space in front of me. And it’s not scary. It’s just room to move.