Just follow your vision...

February 23, 2016

For anyone who loves photography, they are generally attracted to things or "scenes" that appeals to them. Sounds obvious right? Well, its no easier today with the quality of iPhones and other camera phones to capture that scene in an instant. Yes, the drawback of most camera phones is the ultimate size of the files but at least you can "capture" an image and perhaps come back at a different time to record it more properly with a better suited camera. But as we know, most scenes simply don't replicate themselves the way we first viewed it. But then again you would be surprised that while the scene/location might be look exactly the same again, it may actually look better in different conditions. So I encourage you to either take that first image with your phone or at least jot down the location in a journal or somewhere so you can go back because obviously something drew you to it in the first place. 

See what attracts your attention. For me I love textures (such as weathered wood and bark on tree's), fog at anytime, water and its many facets as well as just unique cloud formations or happenings in nature. All this from a someone who spends quite a bit of his time making portraits? Thats why I love photography. There are no rules saying you are only a portrait photographer or a sports photographer, or a landscape photographer, etc, etc... I just love expressing myself through this medium.

Here are a few images showing a little bit of what I described above. In order to get some more unique or different images, try doing long exposures, go out in different weather conditions after or before a storm. I always love to hear the weatherperson say that a fast moving front will be coming through because you can potentially have some clouds cruising which can make for some fun long exposure images. And by the way, once you create your art, share and sell them to the public! There are plenty of places to do so such as Fine Art America and others. Do it, have fun and make a few bucks...