I have been taking photographs for a very long time. Back in the days of Polaroid Cameras, it was magical to see an image appear right before my eyes. I never imagined that I would live to see the day where photography would become such a major force in global communication.
Every photograph tells a story - irrespective of the camera you use. I have come to point of view now that being a great photographer is all about what is going on my mind, my heart and how I see the shot long before the camera is used to fulfill on my vision.
The key word here is "vision";
What do I see?
How do I feel about what I see?
How can I capture this?
What do I want to communicate through this image?
I am staggered by how much there is to learn - only a few days ago, I discovered a rumour that Nikon are bringing out a new camera, a replacement for the classic D300s. This new version is likely to be called the D9300. I am just getting to grips with "The Exposure Triangle" and composition. Studying photography is overwhelming and at the same around every corner is a breakthrough. In the last year alone, I have taken the time to understand the complexities of light, metering, accurate focusing, exposure and the dynamics of Shutter Speed and Aperture Values.
I accept that the journey will be long and that my images may not improve before the first 10000, if the words of Henri Cartier Bresson is anything to go by.
To be continued...
Magician, Lecturer, Speaker.