The main reason I started this blog years ago was to have a place to share my photography and my thoughts. But over time I’ve realized that what gives me the greatest satisfaction is sharing what I’ve learned from others and helping you get better at the art and craft of landscape and nature photography, which in many ways I see as a metaphor for life in general. While I value and enjoy the technical aspects of photography, it’s the vision and emotion, the part that conveys meaning to others, that I think is the most valuable to study and learn. I believe it also gives the greatest value to the artist and the viewer, and only that keeps you motivated, inspired, and happy.
That deosn’t mean I don’t spend time learning the craft. In fact I’m constantly working at learning new techniques, understanding how to use the tools, and trying to keep up with all the latest developments in the industry But just taking great pictures is not enough. There’s another layer to great photography that I don’t think is emphasized enough and is the greatest factor: you the photographer. And specifically your thoughts, experiences, emotions, attitude, and ultimately your connection to your subject and to yourself.
I’m not interested in helping you be like someone else, take pictures like someone else, or provide constant camera and gear recommendations, Google can help you with that. I want to help you tell your story as a photographer. And maybe, it will help you in other aspects of your life that I value as well, such as health, creativity, and generosity. In fact I know it will because it has for me.
I’d like to help you in whatever it is your having challenges with. I’d like to share more of what I’ve learned through the years in hope that it will help you grow as well. Whether that’s related to photography, creativity, or to living a creative inspired life. Whether cameras, composition, processing, printing, health, or mindfulness, all are equally important. Life in general is a creative activity- coming up with solutions to problems, and we all face challenges every single day.
So today I’m asking you for your help. What specific questions do you have? What types of articles would you like to see more of? Less of? How can I help solve your creative challenges?
Please help me help you – and make the blog a better resource for others. I figured the best way to do that is to ask!
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Thanks in advance!