I’ve realized there is no better way to improve my photography skills than just getting out there and taking pictures. I have been spending a lot of time on Google+ because of the great interaction I find there. Also, it has attracted a lot of photographers and I find viewing their posts spurs my interest in photography. The one thing I notice from all those great people is that they are out using their camera everyday. For some of them it is their job, but I don’t think that is what motivates them. For most I think it is a desire to create and express themselves.
I have noticed a change in how I see the world. I find myself looking for that interesting image I can capture with my camera. I am seeing them everywhere. I don’t always have the time to stop and take the picture but I try to bookmark the location in my mind so I can come back to it later. I have started bringing my camera with me when I leave the house. It is in the seat next to me as I drive to work. I bring it into my office, ‘just in case…’ I’m sure sooner or later someone at work will ask my to leave it in the car.
So, last Friday, rather then go out to lunch I decided to drive up the road to the town park. It was windy and overcast but the sun was fighting its way through the clouds. I walked around the park looking for anything that caught my eye. Here is what I found:
I’m still learning and have a long way to go, but I’m having fun doing it and I guess that is all that really matters.