If you are, do you know why? What causes you to be excited? I know what causes me to be excited about photography.
Sometimes I am as excited as a little kid on Christmas. This excitement comes for me from knowing that each photograph is a journey, sometimes even a long journey, where the destination is unknown.
Even when I set out with a certain photo in mind, the end result is unsure. The whole process revolves around hope. There’s the hope of getting a great subject in great light in a way that’s compelling, moving and meaningful. There’s the hope that I’ll see what I need to see in order to make one more important image. There’s the hope that I’ll be around long enough to share it with others.
That hope – that belief that something positive will come out of the journey — is what keeps me excited about photography.
As we move into a new year, I hope all of you can think about why you’re excited about photography. I want your heart and your mind to be full of hope.
Rejoice in this time of new beginnings. It’s time for yet another journey with our cameras and lenses. It’s time for a journey who’s conclusion is uncertain. Isn’t that exciting?
Happy New Year