Really nice cameras seem to be popular these days.
I like to take pictures with my camera.
I take a LOT of pictures with it.
I really LIKE to take pictures with my camera.
And I know that a lot of people really like to take pictures.
I would not declare that I am a photographer, only sometimes I am. Am I really good? No probably not. Do I have a TON to learn? Absolutely. Do I love it? Yes yes yes. And just as much as the actual photo taking what I really truly love is the editing. I love trying to figure out how to make a picture "pop". I love trying to find the balance between too much editing and just right. This seems to be a skill that definitely gets better with practice.
I've had some friends ask me to take their pictures lately for special events. This I find hugely flattering. Of course I offered my services for free, because I'm too new at this to think I could actually charge for pretending to be something.
So when does the pretending end? When are you allowed to declare that you are something?
I'm not ready to declare that I'm a photographer. I feel that it somehow negates the hard work that actual photographers do. But I'm trying on the hat. It feels fun on my head.
Anyway, here are some of my pics from a photo shoot I did for my friend Sarah this weekend. I'd love to hear what you think!