Every day I strive to be a better photographer than I was yesterday.
With each click of the shutter, I learn how to take better pictures.
My camera gear is an appendage of me and is often treated as the fifth member of my family ever since my grandparents gave me my first camera many years ago.
The importance of photography intensified when my father was diagnosed with cancer and died three months before I gave birth and nearly lost my newborn son. Those two particular moments in my life, cemented my need to capture life’s moments.
As a funeral director’s assistant I worked with hundreds of families creating memorial folders and videos featuring their family photos.
Foto Friday was created to feature my favorite photo from the week.
Sometimes I cannot choose just one, so I post extras! Sometimes I dig back in my personal archives to find a picture to share. That’s the beauty of Foto Friday. Share what you love and love what you share.
This is about enjoying photography, not being a perfect photographer. The story behind the picture is often more important than the actual picture.
So grab your camera, your cell phone, or your point and shoot camera and go out and shoot.
Foto Friday’s Easy Rule: Shoot what you love and love what you share.