Is a picture worth a 1000 words? I could probably write at least a 1000 words on any photo that I’ve posted here: about the circumstances of the photo, or about something that it reminds me of, or a piece of fiction prompted by the photo, or about how I set up the shot & set the camera (and all of the mis-steps) to get the “perfect” photo, or a description of the photo, or …. any number of things. But sometimes, a picture can tell a story without a single word:
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Liberate Your Art
Photographer, Reader, Writer, Thinker, Dreamer
I bought my first SLR camera (a Yashica TL-ELECTRO) when I was 17 and imagined I would become a great photographer. My love of photography, unfortunately, was thwarted by a photo-journalism class (the first "C" in college, but not the last!) as well as several packages of accidentally exposed photo paper and the high cost of film on a student budget. An unexpected gift of a Canon Rebel xSI four years ago reawakened those old, dormant dreams. A bit wiser now, I knew that photog instructor was full of bs even if technically he was pretty good. I began snapping away and haven't looked back. Mostly, I shoot nature photography because flowers and rocks don't talk back at you when you pose them.