Check out this post in Stephen Dennstedt’s Photography 101 series on observing what’s around you from his blog.
Open your eyes and look around. There is a whole unseen world swirling around you every second of every day. Photography can be your window to that world regardless of your skill level: beginner, intermediate or advanced. It doesn’t matter whether you shoot with an iPhone, 4/3 mirrorless or Pro-level DSLR.
What matters is that you shoot. For some people photography is a way to record experiences, for others it’s a creative art form and for a few it’s a business. Throw in the descriptors passion and compulsion and it checks all of my boxes. At the very least photography can open your eyes. Photography is visual medium after all.
We can all appreciate the natural beauty in our world but it’s not always about the beauty. Sometimes we need to see the bad and the ugly that complements the good. Death gives life meaning and ugly…
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