Being able to see something more that what’s actually there. You have to have the more creative eye. Finding the passion in your heart to discover beauty no matter where you look.
Anyone can go to the store, pick out a camera, buy it and then take some photos. A photographer does months of research on different cameras before they buy one. They know exactly what they want the camera to do and the specifications that they expect the one that they purchase to have.
A photographer is an artist. Their art is shown in many sizes and colors. They take pictures of anything from still life to the action sports and anything in between. They take pictures of people and places. They take pictures of everything. A great photographer can take a picture of absolutely nothing and it becomes a master piece. Their art can become a show piece or a memory. Photographs are something to cherish and a photographer knows that.
When a photographer takes a picture, they automatically center things. They take time to focus, make sure their flash has fresh batteries and can do all that within seconds. They want every photo to be perfect. Each photo is perfect in its own unique way.
On a road on the out skirts of town sits a little old shack. People pass by it constantly. One time some old ladies that lived near buy decorated it a little. They put up curtains where the windows were broke out and fake flowers in the window boxes that were dangling in the wind. Some old wicker chairs were placed outside the door that was in as bad of shape as the little house, but it looked perfect.
A photographer passed by one day and decided to take some pictures. They came out beautifully. They were entered in contest and photo shows and won first place. This is simple beauty seen within the eyes of an artist. This is the ability to observe in a creative way.
A truly talented photographer must have patience. You have to wait until the exact time to capture the shot that you are looking for. This may be the smile of a six month old baby or that deer to look you in the face. With the patience also comes the ability to be quick. To pay attention and as soon as that smile or look happen you snap quickly.
Photography is people's lives stirring or mixing with their world that surrounds them. It is making connections. Photographs bridge the gap between cultures, landscapes, and generations. There is something truly amazing with a photograph of a 90 year old man and an infant or the way the trees make a jagged like against the sky at sun set. Each photographer adds something different. Through photographs, we gain the ability to remember, and that is a powerful thing.