“You don’t make a photograph just with a camera. You bring to the act of photography all the pictures you have seen, the books you have read, the music you have heard, the people you have loved.” ― Ansel Adams
Clearly that describes something a bit more intense than simply pointing, clicking, and “lucking into” a few good pictures every now and then.
I want to make those sorts of photographs! To that end, I have enrolled in a series of photography courses at a local studio. As I excitedly await my first class, I’ll just keep seeing things that I like, zooming in, and clicking willy-nilly.
As a matter of fact, I did a bit of that willy-nilly stuff during my lunch break today. In the span of 22 minutes, I took 67 pictures. Okay, so maybe that doesn’t sound like a whole lot to you, but would it help to know that during those 22 minutes I also ate two pieces of pizza and a container of Black Cherry yogurt?
Here are some of my willy-nilly shots:
Stay tuned for my odyssey from novice point-and-clicker to (hopefully!) more informed, passionate photographer in the months to come.