Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Beginning

It was Karen who got me into it. Her boundless enthusiasm and irrepressible thirst for knowledge convinced me to sign up for the photography class. In truth, my interest in the subject had only been lukewarm for most of my life. But it just so happened that I needed a new hobby, a creative streak to release, and memories that needed to be preserved.

Tonight I attended the first of a ten-session introductory course covering camera basics and photography fundamentals. I realized that it's actually pretty easy; modern cameras do all of the work. What is not so easy is being in the right place at the right time and knowing what will make a good photo before the moment passes. We can all benefit from being on point in the moment. Right now I have little knowledge, but I suspect that I can become a pretty decent photographer with consistent practice. But then again, you can be good at anything with consistent practice. It's all a matter of desire.

It has been a long time since I was interested in a topic that I really wanted to pursue in-depth. I typically learn a little about a lot of utilitarian subjects, rather than a lot about any one thing. While photography has some practical uses, it is not essential to my survival, and future success in career or relationships will probably not hinge upon my ability to select proper image exposure. Nevertheless, over the next couple of months I intend to put forth my best effort to produce the highest quality results possible. Thanks for following me on this journey into light. We will discover just how light shapes our entire world.

2 comments:

mainlandgirl said...

You are a very good writer, I'm impressed. Congratulations on embarking on this new journey into the world of light and photography. Look forward to seeing your talented work!

AlmostaGeek said...

blah, blah, blah....Just take some pictures already ;-)

ET in Seattle.