Wednesday, 3 July 2013

For the love of photography...

*for the love of photography*

Photography| painting with light
Photography| capturing fleeting moments forever

What defines a person?  What gives them their character and makes up the building blocks of the soul?  It isn't what job they do, how much money they earn or what car they drive.  For me it is about the passions, the loves that drive a person.  Doing things that you love, surely that is what it is about?  I love the beauty of nature, the kind of beauty found in a simple and raw form.  The colours and the textures.  Noticing tiny details and bringing them to the attention of the world.  Capturing them forever on film (albeit not quite so often these days), to look back on and remember.  I don't know how to describe it any other way than I have a need to take photographs.  I don't just want to, but it has become a way of life.  I love doing it, I am passionate about recording those fleeting moments in time.  That motivation is what enables you to see a good image, to know how to compose and to take a shot that works.

"You don't take a photograph, you make it"
~ Ansel Adams   

The moment a photographer stops feeling like that is the moment the camera should be placed to one side.  Passion feeds creativity, creativity makes for wonderful, emotive art.  So be encouraged, don't just take shots for work, to improve your portfolio and to increase cash to pay the bills (obviously all very important issues!) but enjoy what you are doing!  Without the love of photography, a photograph loses its art status and just becomes a photograph.  The shine has gone, the depth is removed and really, what is the point?  Making images is about energy, capture the light!  Capture the colour!  Capture the excitement and buzz of the life all around!  Go out and shoot things just for the sake of shooting them.  It will revive you and keep your passion alive.

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