Once upon a time ago I use to be a working photographer, but then I decided that was not for me. I think being paid for work slowly took away my passion for photography. Once that was gone I lost interest and after time stopped taking personal images. It’s funny all my life all I wanted to do was take photos – then once I was I no longer wanted too.
Anyway, in recent moments I have been wiping the webs off my gear and looking at getting back into something I once had great passion for. This time not for money but for love. I never took much in the way of landscape photography. Every photographer has a weakness and a strength. My strength was studio work – didn’t matter if it was a person, a group of people, animals or objects I could play with the studio lights and work up something. Landscapes on the other hand, mmmm well I have the eye just not (yet) the touch to produce what I see. It takes time and practice, much like it did all those years ago when I first started out in the studio.
So even though Calvin is groaning because he knows I will want to go to the most weird and unusual places to take a photo of a leaf falling from a tree or a fog covered mushroom field, I know he will suck it up – because it will shut me up for a time lol. Plus I always pack a good thermos of coffee and make cheese and onion sandwiches just the way he likes them – payment for lugging all my gear around. I intend to practice locally and get my craft to top notch before I venture anywhere. I hope by the time comes around that we are back in Australia that I have sorted all the kinks out as there are a few places I would not mind revisiting with my camera in tow!