One thing that helps me, with my photography, more than anything else is helping others with their photography. I love to go out to shoot with friends. Photography excites me so much that sometimes I can’t control my enthusiasm! It just bubbles out!! Lol
I love to learn new techniques or skills in photography. Once I do learn something new, I can’t wait to share it with anybody who will listen! It’s fun to go out with somebody to put the new technique into practice. It’s this repetition of the new skill that reinforces it in me. Having to describe the steps repeatedly, makes them stick in my own head.
Going through these steps with others, slows me down and keeps me in the present moment. I find it meditative. I know this is a side benefit of teaching but slowing down also makes me sure that I don’t miss any of the details in taking a photograph. Such as checking the corners of my frame and turning off image stabilization when I’m using a tripod.
In addition to these things, teaching others or just going out with friends, gives me the motivation to go out to shoot--especially at 5 o’clock in the morning! Sometimes, it’s hard to find the energy to get up early but knowing that somebody else is relying on me gets me moving.
So, THANK YOU to all those who’ve been teaching me photography!
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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.