Do you consider yourself to be a photographer? Do you like taking pictures?
Now, I do take a lot of pictures. Many of them are of Dan. And, if I’m not taking a picture of him, he usually has to wait while I take pictures of something else.
But really, I don’t consider photography to be a hobby of mine. While I enjoy it, I have other passions that outrank taking pictures. I take pictures for just two reasons. One is to capture the memories. This is important, and while I often want to be just “in the moment” and not worry about taking pictures, I am always glad to see the pictures afterward. The second reason I use my phone camera is to have pictures for my blog. I think they dress up a post, make it more interesting, add color and interest, and finally, break up the text.
When it comes to blogging, my first, and really my only love, is the writing. One blogger I follow, Grampa, gets an A+ in my book for both writing and his pictures. Every time I see one of his posts, I know I am in for a treat. You may already read his blog, but if not, check it out. I find it awe-inspiring. Both his words and his pictures are simply beautiful.
I also admire my son’s wife’s father. Did you follow that? Michael Smith is his name, and photography is his hobby. Michael is truly an artist when it comes to his photography. I often find his photographs to be simply stunning. Michael recently started a blog to showcase and promote his photography. He is not on WordPress; rather, he is on Blogspot. But even so, I recommend you check out his blog and possibly, all the other social media links on his page, if you partake in any of that stuff. Those of you who are really into photography will find a kindred soul along with links to others. The rest of us will simply enjoy his artwork.