Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Notes from a Phickle Photographer!!

When friends or strangers find out I enjoy taking pictures, they always ask what type of photography do I like???  Hmmm, well, ummm.  There are photogs who are passionate about stunning landscapes; others get a tickle in their tummy photographing beautiful brides; others like nothing better than spending hours hiding behind a bush waiting to snag a shot of an elusive bear; others can spend hours getting a yummy piece of chocolate cake to look perfect for a picture; others are into action sports; others only pick up their camera to take pictures of their kids, and on and on and on.  My response to the above question is that I am really a very fickle photographer.  I love the challenge of many types of subjects and know I'd get horribly bored shooting the same thing over and over.  Like the saying, 'a jack of all trades and a master of none', I guess I'm a jack of many types of photography and a master of none!  The down side to my approach is that I will never excel at shooting any one thing.  The upside is that I really have fun with photography and don't take it too seriously, (which is why I enjoy it), and when I come back to shooting a subject that I haven't done for a while, I have a fresh perspective and greater enthusiasm.  Additionally, when I look back at my photos, they are so diverse and unpredictable, that I am never bored.  I hope this comes through as I choose photos to put on the blog.  From one day to the next, you never know if you are going to see a beautiful waterfall, a stunning bride, a multicolored frog, a unique house or a huge strawberry.  It works for me and I hope it works for you.

With all that being said, I'm off on another tangent and I'm going to start posting "Wednesday Workday".  I mentioned in my last "Phun Phriday" post, (last paragraph),  that I've had an ongoing project doing character studies.  That is, shooting interesting people in their own environments, often work environments,  as I see them when I'm out and about.  They are either 'working' to earn a living, or 'working' at something else.  Remember, I'm fickle and get bored easily so I'll see how long this is fun.  

1 comment:

Lisa said...

I think you are exceling in all areas of photography. I love your work.