Photography Education and Passion
I am passionate about arts and photography. I’m always carrying my Nikon D300; with an 18-200 MM lens and always looking for an opportunity for a good photo. People, places, objects, everything, can become a beautiful picture. Photography for me, first of all, is a challenge. And I’m always trying to see the beauty in trivial situations and record these situations with competence.
I love this challenge because it seems never to have a limit. In addition to this challenge, I see photography and arts education as a very interesting union between technology and art; because you can register experienced emotions and can redeem them at any time. Our emotions are highly related to photography from the moment we perceive a situation for a good shot to the moment we see it revive that emotion.
I love everything about photography
I have been since the time I can remember. My parents caught on when I was quite young and got me the first camera when I was only 6. I almost immediately was attached to the thing; and whenever I could, would take pictures all the time. The thing never left my side. There were even moments when my dad would get angry with me because I would manage to have it in the theater or other places that would be very strict about not having a camera within sight of your person. I guess this is why the first thing that popped into my head when I started to get older was how I could sell my digital photos. I figured I had been taking pictures long enough and loved it so much that maybe I could make some extra cash if I could sell some.
Right away, I started looking online. Wanting to see if it was possible even to be able to sell them for anything. It would be unlike if I were posting my works in an art gallery; but unfortunately for me that wasn’t the case. Maybe just wanting to see if there was someone out there that needed my photos; or maybe a site I could post them on and then profit somehow.
Well needless to say to see what was available online and what possible options I had. Coming up with more things than I think I could have formerly guessed were available. One thing is for sure; we don’t live during a period that doesn’t allow for options.
There is quite a wide range of education websites
As well as other services available for helping you sell your pictures. The one that I wanted to use to sell my digital photos websites.
It is a site that allows you to customize your look and feel of a site you want. Then you upload your images, create a shopping cart for the customer to use and your pretty much ready to go. It isn’t a bad site at all and I found it to fit my personal needs quite well.
The thing I was particularly interested in right away was the freedom I had in actually creating my visual layout that people would be using to view my photographs.
I was excited about this site because it allowed me complete creative freedom. This was fantastic. I was able to create a site with no problem at all and got to display my photos in a manner that I liked and thought was appropriate.
In photography, we have the ability to capture emotions
I love to keep it in albums or digital files and experience those emotions whenever we want. The ability to “freeze” time and record the emotion of that moment. That’s what makes photography so interesting and of great sentimental value. I can cite as an example, pictures of my kids when they were born and many other situations such as when they started to crawl, had their first teeth, began to take their first steps or their first day of school.
The value of a photograph increases as time passes. Photos that were taken from a birthday party last week will not have much value today, but they will certainly have a great value in 30 or 50 years from now. Imagine also pictures of people, friends, relatives who passed through our lives and don’t live with us anymore. Certainly, these pictures may have a great sentimental value which may extend to future generations!
Many people think that a good camera is a key for a good photograph. That is not true. A camera can make a photographer’s life easier, but the photographer needs to know how to identify those situations that will turn into good pictures. Also, he/she needs to have some knowledge about the camera, know how to combine shapes and colors, think about the background and lighting, among other things… and, of course, use your emotions to produce nice and valuable photographs.