I enjoy improving my photography. My preference is portraiture, and I would choose outdoor portraiture more than shooting inside. More than anything, I enjoy taking photographs and that’s the motivation for me to learn.
Digital photography is a godsend for me and many other photographers. I don’t think I would’ve ever indulged in this hobby if film was the only option. I like learning how to use the new products and software that is available for editing photographs, and seeing what I can do with them. Having the ability to change the photograph post production has given me a new way to enjoy taking photographs, and to play about with them and how they are presented.
Creation is half the fun. I like to orchestrate photography shoots and try different shots. I like meeting new people and working with them and creating something new and special. This is the fun of this hobby – getting out of my comfort zone and trying new things. Was it Bob Ross who said he doesn’t believe in mistakes? Well, I do believe in mistakes, but I use them as learning opportunities. Photography doesn’t ever seem like work, so it’s fantastic to partake in an activity that never seems to get old.
I enjoy developing and adding skill each and every year. One of my goals this year is to take THREE photography risks. I’m not sure what this goal entails, but I will let you know as soon as I know.