I will always remember the one time I hired a photography tutor when I was still in auto. We met for only one day and he never mentioned my camera controls, which is what I was hoping for. Instead he said something that I’ve always remembered: “Don’t just take a photo because that is just a record. Express yourself and make art.”
I think about that statement a lot and believe we never really arrive; we are constantly on the journey making adjustments within to express a more complete self. Along life’s journey, I’ve noticed it seems a lot of the time we get what we need but not always what we want. It’s up to us to see the big picture and to realize that even a step back can ultimately be a step forward.
It’s not how big your steps are or how fast they are…it’s about taking the step in the first place, appreciating the meaningful things along the way, and never ever giving up! That’s my path in photography and life!
I love this quote by Dewitt Jones: “Our deepest inspirations come from not looking to others but from looking within”.