Why do we photograph what we do? This would be a snap to answer if I were a professional photographer. I'd be taking pictures for a publication or a beautiful wedding or a graduating class but, a professional, I am not. It's a question that has briefly entered my mind but was never really answered. I really have to give this some thought.
|Morning sky reflected in the lake at the|
foot of Mt. Snow, Vermont
|Shells my son brought home from a vacation long ago.|
|Water cascades down the side of a rock fountain|
at Rutgers Gardens.
Giving some more thought to WHY, I guess I might say I shoot because it is creative but it's also exciting. You never really know what you've got until you get it on the computer monitor or on photo paper - surprise! And it's a forever-learning experience...there is always some new information, idea, or equipment coming out to wrap your head around. But I think it all boils down to passion. You can have all the best equipment and have read all the latest technology and be able to regurgitate it back to anyone who will listen but, at the end of the day, you shoot because you have a passion.
|One of my 100-yr. old attic windows soon|
to be replaced by something more efficient but with less character.