Every time I pick up a camera I marvel at the phenomenon that I hold in my hand. My mind can barely grasp the impact that photography has on everyone on this planet.
Yet, the most amazing thing to me as I pursue this craft, is that the photographs I most cherish, those that emit the greatest emotion and those I look at endlessly are the simple snapshots that froze in time a loved one or event in my life. I imagine this is true for most people.
It’s why the Brownie existed along with the Large Format Camera. It’s why cell phone cameras exist along with digital SLRs. It’s why we have classifications like enthusiasts, prosumers and professionals.
Learning photography as an expression of art, will be a life long pursuit. Seeing the light that emotes feeling, recognizing a composition that appeals to the senses and creating the frame that leads the eye through a visual path are somewhat ellusive things to me.
I will share with you in this space the results of that endeavor. But, what I doubt you’ll ever see, are the most important photographs I take. After all, they’re just snapshots.