An Enthusiast is "One who is filled with enthusiasm; one who is ardently absorbed in an interest or pursuit;" (Answer's.com). I consider myself a photography enthusiast. I have been involved in photography for many years. From working in our family owned photo processing lab, to shooting events, to micro stock photography. I've worked hard to learn and understand much of the technical and artistic fundamentals of photography. I am passionate about my photography. I always seem to have the camera wrapped around my wrist and backpack over my shoulder.
I'm going to chronicle my successes and failures in trying to succeed in this field of photography. I am going to write about the emotions of applying to micro stock photography sites, what it felt like when I sold my first image, and the disappointment of having images rejected when I thought I shot a picture that would be sold. I am going to write about my photo assignments, usually volunteer assignments, and the process of putting up my own photography website. Most importantly, I am going to write about the joy I get from photography. The exhilaration from positive comments on my work. The enjoyment from attending events and meeting new people. And the experience of finding new objects, people, and nature to photograph. How frustration and rejection becomes totally null and void when I start shooting again or someone tells me "I really like that shot."
My chronicles will be current and past adventures documented from a "grassroots" perspective. From a self proclaimed photography enthusiast not a professional. It's my hope that I'll be able to connect with more people like myself that are interested in learning and have a true passion for photography.
This is exciting because "Moments in time are lived once. Images of those moments live forever."
Enjoy and remember,
"Moments in time are lived once. Images of those moments live forever."