Telling the story
I read recently that one of the top 10 mistakes in photography is not having the camera with you. While most people nowadays will usually have at least a phone camera at hand for those unexpected photographic opportunities, I think that what is more important thing is to have a photographer's mind, always watching out for the right scene, the right composition, and knowing what you want to capture. Much of photography is about being a storyteller, seeing the story behind the scene and capturing just enough of the image to bring that story to the mind of the viewer. This takes practice and is the result of beginning to think like a photographer, with or without a camera in hand. Through my pursuit of photography, as well as learning new skills and improving my 'art', I hope to be the teller of many stories. Join me in that adventure.
On a recent walk around my local village I noticed bicycles in different places. Seeing them prompted me to ask, who left them there? where have the owners gone? what has their day been like? Each bicycle owner has a story and the place where their bicycle has been left gives me the first line of that story.