With the encouragement of friends and family, I am going to move forward with photography and start by trying to sell a few prints. The idea of someone walking by an image that I felt was worth investing time into, then deciding they might want to hang it in their home or business just sounds great. This is not because I took it, but because they connect with the image on a priceless level. I would be honored to be able to provide a window of beauty for you. Selling prints has both interested and intimidated the daylights out of me as I appreciate fleeting light more and more. I have the utmost admiration for the almighty moment. I think reflection makes us better at living.
Teaching Art & Design for 7 years, while shooting more seriously by the second, has inspired me to step out of my comfort zone of hobby photography and into the daunting arena of attempting to generate income for my family from my respect for light. The camera has changed the way we live. I think recording visual time helps us reflect on the past and look towards the future. I draw most of my inspiration from the wilds and the artists that have used their creativity as a vehicle of advocacy. I'm big into nature, but I am beginning to see more beauty in other subjects such as architecture, outdoor portraiture, adventure photography, and maybe weddings...we'll see.
Creativity tip: try to only look at lines the next time you take a photo