Eddie Adams (Day 4) transcribed from journal

I’m really burned out at this point. I have my camera with me but have no motivation to pick it up. I am kicking myself for not bringing my portfolio to the barn today, but you know what? I am through with having my book critiqued.
I also have made plans to knock on some doors in NY city after the workshop to pitch my photography, and try to drum up some work. At this point I’m not sure if that is going to happen anymore.
We just finished the final edit of our group assignment. I learned a lot by watching them, jamie and stanley, edit our work into a slide show. I feel that editing and stringing a story together to forma cohesive body of work is a weak point for me. What I experienced today will help me make my stories a million times stronger. I really can’t wait to get home and re-edit my story.
After 5 hours of sleep I am feeling better today. I think its also the fact that lave tomorrow. Man, I thought I was going to be filling this journal up over 4 days, but I guess not. Maybe half at the most, with photos.

(referencing the editing process) What I watched them do is take their final selection of photos. They then broke them down into sequences of similar images. Once they had them all organized, they then decided on an opening sequence. To make the transition between each sequence run smoothly they chose detail images that worked as “bridge images,” bridging the two different groups together. This where it becomes tricky You have to pay very close attention to your photos, some bridges can appear to be “easy,” making no sense, or are too obvious of a solution. I am very excited to get home and apply what I have learned in the editing, to my own work. Its going to change things for me. I am also really going to start pushing my editorial as well, hopefully get some work coming my way.
So far today’s been a nice, relaxing day. I’ve been following the progression of our slide show. I’m noticing that I am repeating myself often over the last few pages. I was so out of it this morning that I could barely stay awake.


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