One of my favorite things about photography is not having to be profesional to take the most amazing pictures. I’m not saying that I hate profesional photographers or anything, I’m inspired by their work, but I just really like to see people who are dedicated to it as a hobby take amazing pictures. Like myself, I am no where near being a profesional but I’m proud of every single picture I take because I took it. The picture may be the ugliest picture ever, but I’m still proud of it because it’s mine and I made it. Some people are too focused on what others will think. I care about what people think but I know that I’m not going to please everyone. I take pictures because I enjoy it, not because I’m good at it. If I seem to make someone enjoy or be amazed at my work that just makes my work a little more worth it. Another main reason I take pictures is because it is another way to show my creativity and to create more art.
I’m still in high school, and I recently got done with an intro to 3D art class. I was very inspired by my teacher. He will be someone that I remember forever because he has made such an influence on my life. He is not an art teacher to get paid and do nothing. He is an art teacher not only to teach you art, but to open your mind to new ideas, to show you that anything you want to make can be created, to show you that criticism can be a good thing, and that there can be “happy mistakes”. I would be working on a project and someone would come up to me and tell me something I could do to make my project even better. And its art, there will be many mistakes that happens along the way. I had some mistakes that changed my project completely, and some of them made my project better.
I guess I’m just trying to share something that I have learned. If I can just influence one person through my photography, my goal is complete. If I can inspire one person through what I do, my mission is complete. Just one person. If I can make one person enjoy their life a little more, my life is complete. I’m not only doing photography to influence or inspire someone. I love sharing my work with other people. My goal in life is change/influence/inspire/make someone pick up a camera/allow others to enjoy my work. It only has to be one of those, but if it’s only one person my goal is complete. Just one person.