next week my photography blog will make its big debut.
just kidding. i wish. really, i'm joking. i know very little about photography (although i love it more and more every day). all i really know is to turn your flash off for overall better pictures. and to snap a billion photos, you may find one among them that works. and to capture different angles, they might surprise you. in my opinion, if you've got a photography blog you should know something of the subject. which is why i'm hardly a candidate. but i'll tell you a secret, i dream of being a photographer.
i have a love of seeing scenes behind the scenes. (which is why i love those e true hollywood stories so much. i want to know the back back story. i want to know why they are who they are.) i suppose i love the type of photography that shows both sides to the story; all the hoopla and the bride and the shoes and the dancing and the swinging twinkle lights and the traditional darling shots. but i truly appreciate the stolen moments captured between people that are not for show. that are just for them, moments that you feel lucky to be apart of. pictures that say something about the people. pictures that speak volumes.
i love a fresh perspective and am delighted there are so so so many creative photographers snapping shots like these. so much color and charm, so many fun locations, such great still life scenes with spontaneous props, so many options, so many cameras and lenses and photoshop abilities. i don't know how you photographers keep it all straight. but let me say this, i admire you. keep up the good work. i have real respect for those with such a creative eye.
with so many blogs with an emphasis on professional photography, i wonder if there is some sort of club you are all in, an official photography blog roster of sorts. i inquire because every day i run into a new, up + coming photographer and think, wow, there must be hundreds more where this came from. so, i have an idea. humor me and do me a favor. if you are in the photography business (or know someone who is), please leave a comment with a link to your site and your locale. that way, we can have a nice little list of inspirational photographers from all over. have i mentioned i like lists? thank you, thank you. this will make it much easier next time i'm in wisconsin and need my 8x10 glossies done.
p.s. even more thoughts on photography. i usually like my photographs to look like what i saw through the lens. natural yet captivating. in a subtle sort of way. although i do love all the fun techniques that are massively available for photoshop use. i feel torn. sometimes i feel guilty doctoring my photos, yet other times i feel like hey, it's 2009. roll with the times, baby. a little digital botox is a good thing. however, like some obsessive botox users, are we getting carried away? is digital enhancement ethical? meaning, are our christmas cards really us anymore? are our memories rose colored because we switched on the Rose Colored Action in photoshop? are we doing ourselves a disservice or are we prettifying our world? this type of mindless banter is exactly why a photography blog would never really work for me. thank goodness i have this gig to keep me busy.
p.p.s. i made it through u be u week. a week of blogging without overwhelming you with a billion of links to bookmark or posting images that might lead to copyright infringement. yay, my lawyer husband would be proud. just narcissistically blogging about me and my ideas and a lot of wrapped up randomness. voice your opinion about my experiment in the poll found on my sidebar. thanks for not only reading, but for cheering me on. this was a refreshing little assignment, proving i have more in me than i thought. for now, i am headed on a weekend away with my boys (see above). hooray. happy friday everyone.