Photography is an amazing concept. It allows people to capture the world as they see it at that particular moment in time, and share it with others. Often times moments pass us by so quickly that we do not have the physical ability to be able to appreciate them. The modern ability to freeze that moment in time is something that we should all be grateful for.
Photography itself is one of the most modern art forms. In fact it is less than 175 years old.
When I was young I had a passion for art. I loved drawing and painting, however I soon learned that I was very uncoordinated (I say was…..but I can barely walk down the street without tripping over my own feet)! I had a hard time at that age drawing things symmetrically which caused me to become frustrated with art in general. I obtained my first hand-me-down film camera when I was about 12 years old. It’s worth mentioning that at that time my parents got their first 1 megapixel digital camera, which was the size of a brick!
It is important to note that my grandmother ran a photography studio, back in the 60’s when she lived in Texas. My grandpa and her used a large format camera, with sepia toned film. When she would make her prints, they would add color by PAINTING it into the image.
One of the great things about digital cameras, aside from instant gratification, is that it allows you to learn at a quicker pace. This has lead to an influx of photographers in the past ten years. This allows us to experiment by getting out to places that I would never otherwise go to, and capturing moments that a majority of people do not regularly see. It also allows us to meet people that are experiencing some of the best times of their lives.
As we branch out and play with all different types of photography, we are excited that we will continue to meet new people, and experience new places. We are happy that we have the means to be able to share it all with you through this blog!
Stay tuned, tomorrow we are Photographing Shawn and Yasmine’s newborn baby Sebastian!