Along with taking a break from blogging, I haven’t been focusing on photography either. Sometimes taking a break (even an unplanned one) is good for you. It was for me, because in coming back, I come with a new perspective. Even though I haven’t been taking piles of pictures, I feel as if I’ve grown in my style, my perspective, and even how I approach taking pictures.
Photography is art. That idea might seem basic to many of you (even those who aren’t photographers!). However, I’ve realized this concept anew over the past year. Art is created. Sometimes I see it first and know it’s a masterpiece before I even take the picture…sometimes, I don’t see it till later (the picture in my last post is testament to that!) Sometimes, I see it within another picture and a new piece of art grows from there. I create the art. Since art is created and I’m the one designing and creating…than I don’t have to answer back to anyone. If I like it…if I love it than that’s good enough for me. Sometimes, I need to make it for me. Yes, that sounds extremely selfish…and it is. But, if I’m not exploring for me, then my style doesn’t grow, if I don’t continue learning, I’ll stay where I am, and I’ll get stuck.
So I begin again…or perhaps simply continue down the path of honing my specific photographic art, my style…I want to remember:
Look for the beauty, it’s everywhere waiting to be found
Push the boundaries of what I already know and do with a camera