The following is one of my top secrets. Well, for those that know me this will come as no surprise. The Top Secret is that I love doing photography for myself. As shocking as this may sound I do not do photography for anyone else but me. How can this be? Well, I have always loved looking through a lens and seeing the world through the lens. Knowing that the moment I click the shutter I am capturing a moment in time. I love the connection between a photographer and the subject. It is fun to work with people and to know that I am able to create unique portraits. I love trying new lighting styles, new editing techniques and love working in photoshop and sometimes editing a picture to death.
I realize my photography is not for everyone. I am blessed that some people do enjoy my work and that makes me feel awesome. However, this positive feedback is NOT why I do photography. It is just a bonus, an added perk that does bring me joy. Then there are those that dislike my editing style, they hate my textures I put in some edits, they don't like how I process black and white pictures, I have been told I post too much work, that I shouldn't post a colour and black and white version of the same picture, I have been told my lighting style sucks.....to this all I can say is I don't care what you say....I'm gonna be me. I do this or myself. It brings me joy to do what I do. I would hope the people saying this can find joy in something and do something for themselves that brings them joy.
There I've let my big secret out.....don't tell anyone, I don't want people knowing how selfish I am when it comes to photography. :)