s you may know I started with photography about 7 years ago. Over this time I have come to really love it and the passion I have for it spurs me on to keep improving my images all the time.
It's almost like a drug, I'm addicted to finding “THE SHOT”. Just when I think you have found “THE SHOT” I always find another photo to chase or I simply find a way to improve one I have done before. It's hard for photographers to please themselves.
Photography is both fulfilling and challenging. Besides the technical side that you have to master and the basic rules of composition that you have to understand, it can also be very disappointing and deflating when you don't get your desired outcome.
I often have an image in mind for a shoot and lots of times I just don't get what I intended or hoped for. Then it's back to the drawing board to see what I did wrong and why it didn't work. YouTube is my best friend here. Other times the opposite happens and you get a great photo that you didn't expect.
There are lots of losses but it's finding those wins that spurs me on. If I don't get the shot I want I always come away from it having learnt something new. Each failure makes me a better photographer. Not that failures are fun at the time, but they do have their purpose. Wish I could get it perfect every time, then I'd be a superstar.
One of my dreams and goals is to have my work exhibited in an art gallery one day soon. In line with this goal and my quest to continually improve my photographs I have joined a programme called “Level Up” Its a program aimed mainly at photographers that runs for this year and its aimed at you creating a body of work that is good enough to be exhibited in an art gallery.
In my future blogs I will share some of the things I am learning and share with you the projects we are tasked with. We meet once a month and we always have “ homework” to do for that month. I have already learnt so much and I'm excited about my photography year ahead.
Next week I will share what our homework is for February and after every task is completed I will show you what I managed to create from the homework assignment and it will be fun to see how it turns out.
Writing these blogs helps me stay accountable and maybe you might find going on this journey with me fun and interesting as well.
Till next time.
PS. Feel free to leave any comments you may have. I would love to hear them.