If it’s because you love gadgets, or because you love to capture the image that you see, or you like recording memories, or you like the flexibility of post processing?
Whatever the reason is, I want to know – How did you get into Photography?
I’ll go first:
I got into photography in the days of film and Kodak cameras! (yes I’m that old!)
When the click of the shutter was the beginning and end of the image, and the only thing left was to wait for the photos to come back from the developers to see what I’d got…
But mainly I got into photography because I love to capture the scene in front of me, that moment in time and the memories I associate with it.
What excites me about Photography now?
What I love about photography now is that anybody can do it. It doesn’t matter if you’ve got a Pro DSLR or a camera on your phone, it is sooooo easy for anybody to take photos and share them.
Now the digital age is here, we can step beyond the click of the shutter and start imagining and creating (I love creating!) so much more….
Yes, I love gadgets, but pressing the shutter now is the start of the image not the end, and it’s that that excites me about photography now. It opens doors to new types of photography like HDR, timelapse, panoramas etc. And with post processing I can take my images to another level…
Just like the image at the top of this post, this is one of my favourite images at the moment.
Because of the where, when and the how!
So I’m thankful
That I have the opportunity to experiment and create (there I go again!) and I’m not trying to build a darkroom in the garden shed!
And because the surge in popularity for this kind of photography means that it’s no longer only for those few that can afford darkrooms or for professionals only. I think we have a very bright future with photography…
Why am I telling you this?
Because for me it’s good to remember why I got into photography and why I get excited by it, it helps to keep it fresh.
So now it’s your turn…
How did you get into photography? Tell me by sharing in the comments below….