It became reality in an instant, I would join a camera club and find out if I had an eye for a picture, a good eye that was, not an OK eye. I didn’t want to end up being just an OK photographer.
As soon as I had that thought ‘I could leave my job and become a self employed photographer,’ I would make it happen. Looking back and having a thought of regret in my old age just wasn’t an option. It was the best decision I have ever made..
The camera club gave me access to knowledge on tap and incredible feedback, some a little brutal but I still maintain it was the best training I’ve had, above any professional photography course I’ve attended. From composition including rule of the thirds and leading lines, I quickly learnt what worked and what didn’t.
What’s really important to me is that people recognise my work. I’m often told I have my own unique style and that I capture so much emotion in my pictures. I adore being creative and love having the opportunity to show this within my work.
So, my future blogs will include hints and tips on how to improve your pictures, whether its holiday snaps, pics of the children/grandchildren or for your business.
Having knowledge of composition can improve your photography tenfold the subject of composition will be covered in a future blog.