It's funny how life changes.
Until these past few years I hardly ever picked up a camera.
Looking back, while the kids were home, you'd be
hard pressed to find photos of birthdays, sports, Christmas,
or life in general. I feel like such a bad mom at times.
I've had lots of hobbies along the way, but they take time,
can only do them in one place, they need lots of stuff
and they take patients. Not one of my strengths.
So what is it about photography, that I so enjoy?
After going with Dawn, to have Kinley's new born photos taken
by Ali Borene, I knew right away that studio photography was not
my thing. My attention span is way to short.
Wedding pictures no!, Portraits no!
Except for love ones, I really don't like pictures of people.
When attending the Shooting The West event, a landscape photo
was shown, one of the Photographers asked the group
" What would make this shot more interesting?"
then replied "By putting a person in the picture"
My reaction (in my head only) "No! that would wreck it"
I think it's the simplicity of it.
Yes, I realize that's an oxymoron, proclaiming photography
as simple. God knows!! at times it has taken all my strength,
to not throw my camera into the lake and
say the hell with the whole thing.
The simplicity......... of the everyday things.
To have camera in hand, along on a walk, or setting in the seat of
you car, to grab at that moment, something catches your eye.
No staging, tripods, or approval of critics.
Just a simple picture that make "you" happy.
I may never get to the point in my photograph that I feel
comfortable enough to call myself a photographer and
realize that many of the photos I post to facebook and
this blog are not earth moving.
My goal is to just simply take a good picture,
that makes me happy.