Yep, it is official. I may not be a “professional” photographer, but I am definitely a photographer.
pho·tog·ra·pher [fuh-tog-ruh-fer] -n a person who takes photographs, either as a hobby or a profession.
Okay, by that definition, anyone who picks up a camera and takes a picture is a photographer.
But what has happened to me is different. I am thinking differently. I am experiencing life differently. I am practically incapable of looking at anything without figuring out how I would frame it if I had my camera handy. And if I do have my camera, I don’t always even take the picture, I just want to see what it looks like through the lens.
I notice contrasts in everything, and wonder what objects would look like if the background was blurred just a little. I notice how the sun hits things, and wonder if the depth I see with my eye would show up in a photo.
I’m fantasizing about a $1500 lens, and considering taking a class at the local Jr. College to hone my skills. I think I already mentioned that I even bought Photoshop Elements 10 to try and digitally improve my photos. It’s getting a little crazy.
Now, I still have a passion for mixed media, and so far I’m feeling no need to even TRY to sell my photos. But this is effecting me, and I wanted to share it with you.
Anyone else experiencing this bug?