As I begin this blog I feel the only way to put things on the right foot is to start with thanking all the people who have helped me get where I am. Five years ago when I started to dip my toes into photography with my first big boy camera I just wanted to take better photos and have fun. When someone said they liked my work I would say “thank you,” but still knew I could and should be doing better. That early praise whether deserved or not got me to thinking I could really get good at this photography thing. I started getting out and taking more photos, bought gear I may or may not have needed, sought advice from trusted sources, and culled away anything that wasn’t my best.
Thousands of photos later, I still value every bit of praise. There is still plenty of room for improvement in my photos, but that warm feeling I get deep in my gut when someone says they like my work hasn’t faded. Someone likes my work. I hope that feeling never changes because it feels great. I don’t know exactly where I will take this blog, but my intent is to give back. I want to open up more personally and professionally to you. To give you something of value in exchange for affording me so many opportunities to grow as a creative person.