Nature | still life photographer, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Why i share my photography online
- Firstly, I share my photography because I want to; because it’s fun and because it makes me happy!
- Secondly, Why not?
- Sharing online opens up lots of different opportunities for photographers and friendships is one of them. Over the years, I have had the privilege of getting to know photographers from all over the world who have inspired, encouraged and motivated me on my photographic journey. Some have also become very good friends.
- Finally, sharing encourages improvement in my own personal photography. There’s something about putting your work out there that makes you work harder at whatever subject you are sharing. I honestly believe I’d still be making ‘snapshots’ if I hadn’t taken the plunge. What’s more, if others hadn’t shared their photography likewise, I’d have had nothing to aspire to and not would never have gained an interest in photography in the first place. So a BIG shout out to all the photographers who actually share their work – Thank you for being an inspiration to others and never underestimate the value of what you do. You may actually inspire others to pick up a camera and enjoy a whole new world of creativity and enjoyment too. 👍
I occasionally shoot portraiture for family and friends, but I’m a nature and still-life photographer at heart and these are the genres I shoot predominately.
At the moment, I’m learning landscape photography to broaden my experience. Whilst enjoying a few ‘staycations’ here in Scotland earlier this year, I realised my landscape photography was really pants and it was about time I learnt how to produce creative landscape photography. Why not follow along on my blog and see how I get on 😉.
When I’m not practising photography, I enjoy digital scrapbooking, digital card design (below) and reading.
“The artist’s world is limitless. It can be found anywhere – far away from where he lives, or a few feet away. It is always on his doorstep.”— Paul Strand
The image below was captured just a few metres from my home proving you don’t have to travel far to find the beauty that is all around us—you just need to know how to look! I hope to share some of my helps and tips sometime in the not too distant future, so stay tuned!