At least five times a day I sit for a few and wonder how I can make myself a better photographer and how I can have a better business. I think we all do that. Because my business soley relies on my own activity, I feel that I am always in a race. Today I found myself pondering equipment. Should I buy a more expensive camera, should I purchase a strobe, etc… Sometimes, it can be overwhelming. I like to remind myself that I was born from the day of film. I would wind my own film on the metal roll, load it in the camera, take it off of the roll and process it all with my own two hands. I used to spend hours and hours in the darkroom. I would leave smelling of fix. Anyone who has had experience with processing film can tell you that fix smells of ammonia and… and… grease or something. Ha Ha, it’s been a long time. Any how, I start to feel ok again when I think back to where I came from. When I get uneasy about having the right equipment, etc, I remind myself that I have taken a picture with an oatmeal box. This is called pin-hole photography.
All of those thoughts led me to some photo’s that I took at the zoo with my point and shoot. The settings were on program. I feel like this is a perfect example that the camera doesn’t make the photographer— the photographer makes the photographer. I love these images and I thought I would share with all of my readers =)
Sometimes (I believe all of the time) it’s about being in the right place at the right time. As I said before, I am a firm believer that to get a good image everything must be aligned. When I capture images like this I feel very thankful that I was able to be APART of it. Apart of everything that was aligned to capture these. I just happened to look into the water and saw this. Fortunately, I had a camera with me. I don’t tend to carry along my big rig when I go to the zoo. So, I hope you enjoy.