In terms of photography, some people love to shoot food. Some people love to shoot landscape and architecture. Some people love to shoot nature and animals. I just happen to love to shoot people and fashion. That’s pretty much all I shoot – Portraits. I would like to shoot my heart out with portraits and really master this craft. I’m putting my wish out there and I’m getting mentors to help me get there.
Followers or not, getting paid or not, I’m going to continue to shoot. If you like to ride a bike, you don’t stop ridding because nobody is paying you to bike, or nobody follows your biking journey. lol. You do it because you love it so much. You are so fascinated by it. You want to always improve your craft, it’s almost like an addition. The satisfaction you get by simply creating and producing is enough motivation to keep you going.
It seems to be me at this point that photography is going to be a lifetime thing. I know as long as I don’t stop, I can only get better.
Here is what I realize recently.
Location + Model + Time + Photographer = A Good Photo
You need to find cool locations to shoot.
You need to find models who can work with you.
You need to have time to go on these shoots.
You need to improve your skills as a photographer.
A community helps as well. Shooting with other photographers has been a very nice experience for me. Because you want to be with like minded people. Shooting with photographers who are better than you is important too. That’s how you learn.
These are just some thoughts I have recently because I feel like I have grown and learned a lot in the past few months from all the things I have done that are related to photography. Just want to take a note on these little steps we take in life, one day we can look back and say, wow, I have come pretty far now.