As the gardening season slows down, many garden bloggers are diversifying a little. Some are writing more about their cooking and others have hobbles such as quilting or knitting. Although I have been known to click a couple of needles together occasionally, I can’t imagine anything that I may write on such subjects would be even remotely interesting and so I thought I would include some posts about my interest in photography. I know lots of garden bloggers share interest and so I thought it would fit in comfortably.
I’m going to start with a bit of background as to how my early ‘ take the camera on holiday’ perspective changed to a ‘don’t go anywhere without my camera’ one.
The initial reason for the change in attitude came when technology in the form of the digital camera released me from the constraints of concern about wasting film and the disappointment of waiting over a week for a film to be developed only to find that the photos were not very impressive or worse still the negatives had been lost or spoiled when developing. On top of that there were the extra hazards of forgetting to wind the film on, film snapping in the camera, light getting in and ruining everything and … I could go on.
As digital cameras improved so my interest grew. I can understand why some of those who had spent years perfecting the art of film photography were against digital photography. They saw their skills being eroded as people like me started to take half decent photos.
The new digital cameras provided the means but it was starting a blog, creating websites and producing multimedia resources that provided my reasons for taking more photographs.
My photographs were really taken to illustrate and record. It was almost just a matter of pointing the camera and pressing a button. I didn’t consider anything other than the object that I wanted to capture an image of.
I didn’t take into consideration that my shadow could dominate and be the main thing that any viewer focused on.