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 … [Read more...] about Are You Excited About Photography?
Hope is a funny thing. Sometimes it tricks you into being better than you are. On the other side of the coin, the lack of hope can cripple you even though you're not injured. Hope is a principal ingredient in many of the great photographs of our time. And while it's possible to have great pictures without it, I find it difficult to make great pictures where there is hopelessness. Now I am not talking about bad mood or depression or listlessness or fear. Some of these can be mistaken for hopelessness. Hope is the thing. As I've grown older … [Read more...] about How Hope Can Make You A Better Photographer