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It is all about the craft!

February 12, 2015

The way I feel about photography is the same way an athlete feels about his sport. I believe the more we exercise our creative muscles the better our photographs will be. I try to shoot everyday whether it is a person, landscape, street or even trick photography. I don't focus too much on the quantity of shots. I concentrate on trying new things, new locations and different lighting conditions. Photography is art, and like any other art form it takes practice and a dedication to your craft. Like the old saying goes "How do you get to Carnegie Hall? Practice, Practice, Practice!" Like every other muscle in our body if we don't use it, it becomes weak and atrophied.  So in order for a photographer to grow and evolve in his art form we need to make sure we practice our craft daily. 


With the advent of smartphones nowadays we are inundated with photography everywhere. Seems like everyone is an amateur photographer. This should not discourage us, but instead it should ignite a fire within us to push our creativity further. To try new and different things. To deal in new subject matter and to use the technology that is available to us to push our creativity to new frontiers. I mostly shoot headshots and portraits however, I am always trying out new things and new subject matter. I may not get it right all the time and honestly sometimes the shots are plain bad but I am not concerned too much about the quality of the shot I just want to push myself and shoot things I am not accustomed to. There are so many tools for us to use as photographers. From online videos and tutorials to blogs and social media groups. Now more than ever we are able to share our thoughts, and ideas with people from all over the world. I am dedicated to being the best photographer I can be, so I look for any opportunity I can to learn something new!


Hope you continue inspired and keep shooting!!




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