I want to be a Good Photographer

August 12, 2011  •  Leave a Comment

 

       Professional, Amateur, Hobbyist, are some of the different titles photographers give themselves.  I have two good cameras and several top lenses what does that make me?  I am not really sure....hummm let me think about it for a minute.  I began as a hobbyist taking pictures of my family until I purchased my first top line camera and lens.  I had no prior education on the proper way to take a picture.  I had no fancy instructions, books, or tutorials just my camera, a lens, and a subject.  I just liked taking pictures and I learned along the way. 

        At some point while learning and purchasing more items to add to my already heavy camera bag I came across to viewers as a Photographer.  I mean all you need to have is a huge lens right and immediately you are a professional to all looking your way.  (I mean that is what I always thought when I saw someone with a huge camera) Or maybe it was the way I laid down on the ground to take a picture.  Who knows what people thought, what I do know is I started getting asked to take pictures of people other than my family and I loved it.  Does this mean that I transitioned from a Hobbyist to an Amateur?  I did a couple of weddings, several engagements, a bunch of teenagers, children, babies, and various family portraits over time.  I wonder does that now make me a Professional?  I ask these questions because I always wonder what separates these titles that people give themselves from each other. What makes the picture taken any different?   I look at all my pictures and yes they are different from each but they all look good.  So which one do I want to be.....what do I classify myself....I am all three!  Why?  Let me tell you.

      As long as my photography is a hobby I will LOVE doing it.  This means the quality of my work will never change.  As long as I remain an Amateur I will continue to grow and grow.  As long as I am a professional my clients will refer and return to me for future shoots.  At the end of the day I just want to do better, be better, and make a difference in someone’s life with a picture one click at a time.  Being a Professional doesn't mean you’re a Good Photographer but being Good does.  And that is what I strive to be A Dang Good Photographer!  Until next time....

 

AnyWherePhotoz Photography

 

 


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