I saw this on a budding photographers facebook and I wanted to share it with all my fans. I also want to dedicate it to all the young photographers that I’ve had the privilage of talking to/working with. You all are amazing and I’m so proud of you. Can’t wait to see all that you do with Photography and how you let God use it for His glory!
“One photograph- so many words, emotions, and thoughts attached. One camera- so many features and functions. One person- so many opinions, views, and personalities. Put the three together and you have….. the art of photography.
People take pictures. Photographers capture an image. Many people undervalue the work of a photographer. They say to themselves, “If I really wanted to, I could take a great picture.” But the problem lies in the fact that they can’t. Sure they may be in the right place at the right time with the right camera, but a genuine photographer understands that the image they are about to freeze must convey a feeling and have a meaning. It must be taken at exactly the right angle with the perfect amount of light, exposure, depth of field, and contrast put together to make the viewer be left in awe, excitement, or any varied emotion. To just a picture-taker, the picture they produce is just a memory to put on facebook or share with others. They are happy if the picture came out clear, and that people think it’s “cool”. But a photographer’s true joy comes when the photograph produced brings the same emotion, the same feeling, the same spark to the viewer as it did to the photographer himself.”
– Courtney Swingle Love Hope Faith Photography