“Your first 10,000 photographs are your worst.” ― Henri Cartier-Bresson
To capture our life in photos is a lot of hard work but absolutely worth it. It pushes me to try new things. Shooting the everyday involves shooting the same thing or similar events, so I have to find new ways to photograph moments or objects, whether it is in different light or from different angles (otherwise, it would be incredibly boring). You start seeing what works and what doesn’t work. You learn to wait for the perfect moment that captures life for a fleeting instant. The only way to get better is to shoot and shoot a lot. Bad pictures are the norm with a couple of good ones thrown in, but eventually those good pictures start appearing more and more. When I started, my philosophy was if you take 100 photos you might get 5 good ones. The percentages of the good ones keep getting higher and higher each year. To experiment is to get better. Try new things!! I truly believe that if you take photos everyday you eventually have to get better. You have to!!!
Wow Mary!!! Can I just say you inspire me to be a better photographer??? I love love love the details in your pages…they say with art you should be able to feel what the artist was feeling when they created the art…I feel the love that you have for your family and the intention you put into the life you share! PS: I would love to visit the San Diego Zoo at Halloween!!! I love the polar bear photo!!!