Type ‘definition of photography’ into Google and the results will look something like below.
Noun: The art or practice of taking and processing photographs.
As a definition this is accurate, but it doesn’t tell the whole story.
To me, photography is all about seeing something beautiful/breathtaking/awe-inspiring in front of you and attempting to capture that moment on your chosen medium, be it film, or more likely today, digital.
It is also about expressing an idea, bringing something to life which might be only in your head, but with the aid of a camera and some software evolves and becomes real.
Photography means searching out new and unusual places or looking for a new angle to get that unique/magical image. It can mean numerous trips out, only to get to a place and be confronted with the unexpected, which simply can’t be worked ‘round. Oh well, back to the drawing board, or Google Maps!!
Even after you have found that new and exciting place, it means sitting for hours waiting for the light to be perfect, or going home and trying again on another day. Of course, we all get lucky sometimes and it all falls into place without much effort, if only.
So as a photographer, the noun at the beginning of this introduction is correct, just simplified somewhat.
Hopefully, as you browse the images in the ‘Gallery’ you will think about and appreciate the effort and dedication that has gone in to each image, pre and post capture, and also the beautiful/breathtaking/awe-inspiring image in front of you.
So, what does photography mean to you, hopefully that I’ve done all the hard work and all you have to do is enjoy the image. Oh and did I mention that you can buy them here too!
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I am a Self-employed, Freelance Photographer based in Minehead, Somerset. I have been interested in photography since the age of 14, when I got my first decent camera, a second-hand Yashica Electro 35.
At that time it was the best thing in the world (to me) and I couldn't wait to see the prints, or slides if I was being really brave, come back from the processing company. So, very little has changed in nearly 40 years then!!
I have recently made the switch to Olympus m4/3 equipment, after having used Nikon equipment for most of my life. My back and arms are loving it, and being able to take a camera everywhere is like starting over. I still get a buzz when downloading the memory cards from a shoot and open up the RAW images in the editor for the first time.
I predominately shoot landscapes and local nature. Living at the foot of Exmoor you can't fail to get excited by some of the views and the local Red Deer and Exmoor Pony herds.
Well, that's Christmas out of the way................New Year, new challenges. Pop back soon to see, hopefully, lots of new images.