So I figured what better to do on a photography site blog but talk about photography.
A few weeks back I had the pleasure to sit in a small seminar given by Jim Lennon (http://www.jimlennon.com) a world renowned photographer who up until that time, I didn't know. He started his talk with the simple phase: "No matter what, you're not as good as you think you are". I gulped hard, heck he didn't know me! But know what, he was right. I've always been a legend in my own mind so maybe, all these people patting me on my back saying "Good Work" has gone to my head? WHAT? ME??
The fact is I'm not the photographer I think I am, but picking the brain of guys like Jim, Doug Gordon, Yvonne Berger or Charlie Glatzer maybe one day when I grow up I can be that photographer.
I know the mechanics, read and watch just about anything I can get my hands on dealing with all the aspects of photography and have the best equipment, but is that what makes a photographer? No I’m afraid not (though it doesn’t hurt).
What makes a good photographer are his eyes and his mind. Learning not to just observe the word around you but really see it. To be able to see people, places and things in such a way as to understand their character, capture it digitally so that single event will move someone when they see it. Like any of the arts, if you don’t move people what good is it after all?
My intent here over time is to convey to you all how to see the world. I’m not talking ideology here, I’m talking the beauty of the world we live in and the people within. We’ll discuss how to capture the world of people with the photographic equipment you have regardless if it’s a point and shoot or a $45,000 50 mega pixel piece of equipment.
How am I going to do this? Well, there are basics. Composition, exposure, lighting are where we’ll start. Each week I’ll add my two cents on how to use a camera. Yup, even the basic point and shoot can create photographs with a wow factor. You just need to know the basics and better yet utilize them.
I hope to see you here or better yet follow my RSS feeds. Lets have some fun! And please, let me hear your feed back on what I say or your feelings about my art, good or bad. You see either way its an emotion that I want to invoke..