I'll be honest, the only reason I bought a camera was to take photos of my soon to be son and never had any intention of taking photography past that. This was back in the beginning of 2013 when I bought my first decent camera - a Nikon P510. After learning the basics of the camera and using it in "Auto" a majority of the time, I was taking photographs of things here and there purely for the excitement of having a new "toy" to play with.
It was shortly thereafter that I realized that this was the beginning of a new hobby and this new "craft" that I had picked up sparked a feeling within myself that I hadn't felt since I was a kid. Growing up, I loved art and loved to draw. Even though I was not good at drawing, I enjoyed the process of creation and It was a source of excitement for me to create something on a blank piece of paper. As I grew older, I drew less and less and eventually, gave it up all together. I am not sure how I got to that point but I suspect that the catalyst was joining the military which meant I had to grow up and not be a kid again. Whatever the case, I am glad that I got that feeling back with photography and haven't felt better!
Fast forward to now at the close of 2014, my journey via photography has been a wild ride. I am at the point now where people are starting to notice my work and some are even asking me to do work for them! It's very exciting to say the least and I never thought that this would turn out the way it has. Everything just sort of happened and I am curious to see where this takes me in 2015!
Thank you for visiting my blog and I plan to keep this updated on a regular basis with random thoughts, experiences, and insights as I progress on this creative journey. There is so much to learn in photography and will always have a beginner's mentality when shooting. It's important for me to not lose sight of that because once you do, I believe your progression in this craft stops and I definitely do not want to stop progressing!
Happy 2015 and thank you for joining me on this adventure!