This image is one of my first attempts at using a flash in my photography. Not knowing where to start, I watched a lot of videos and found an image that I wanted to try to duplicate.
When I first started photography that is something that did—try to duplicate the work of someone that inspired me. It was part of my learning experience. I learned composition and techniques by trying to copy others. I’ve always put my own twist on the work, but I definitely found my inspiration from others.
As I’ve progressed, I’ve tried to move past using other people’s photography and made my own creations. That is part of the learning process and growth. I find that it feels good to be creative. I feel as though I can fully take ownership of what I make.
Now, as I’m learning to use flash, I find myself reaching back to others for inspiration. Although I can’t take credit for the idea behind this picture, I am working towards making my own original work. To progress to that point is what it’s all about—growing and making one’s own creations.
What Is This Page?
Since I love photography and teaching, I thought I would start a Blog page and share how I take my images, what I was thinking and about me.