I have decided to start this blog for a few reasons. First of all, it is a recorded history for myself of my weekly experiences with photography, design and life in general. Second, it may give insight to those that follow me on how I think (if anyone cares) when I photograph or design my projects. Third, I would also like to include instruction to remind myself, and maybe help others in different aspects of photography.
Just to set the record straight, I will be the first to admit that I am far from perfect in knowing everything about photography. In fact, I have a long way to go before I am even close. However, that is the beauty in it all. I am constantly learning. Every photo shoot and every project I am involved in, helps me learn more. We cannot learn and grow without studying, and then applying that study.
The one fact that I want you all to know is that I love photography. I love art. I love design. I love creating something and seeing the result. When I was a kid I used to draw with a pencil and paper. I loved drawing. Something about it gave me peace and serenity. It was relaxing. Photography is art to me. Maybe that’s why I like it so much.
Although technical aspects in photography are important, I believe the impact the photograph has is more important. You can have a photo that may not be technically perfect, but it may touch someone emotionally. When that happens, you have succeeded in capturing something that has an impact on someone. I even believe if you as the photographer are the only one who finds it impactful, then you have succeeded. I would urge all of you to take photos of what you love. Don’t worry about what someone thinks about your photo. All that matters is what you like. Some people will like your photography and some will not. That is life. I must be strange because I have never worried too much about what others think about my work. I just take photos of what I want and I am happy. Don’t get me wrong, I do compete against myself. I try to push myself and capture something different. I am constantly trying to push my work to the next level.
I don’t know if any of this has made sense. I am not much of a writer. I would rather be out photographing and creating than writing. Just remember to photograph “your way”. Don’t let people dictate how you shoot. There is only one you. We all see the world different. Photograph the world the way YOU see it!
Please feel free to comment if you desire. Thanks!