Featured writer: Rick Dembroski
When someone hears the word “Photographer” they conjure up images of working in studios with movie stars or actors perhaps, some may think of high school prom pictures or general portrait work involving anything from pets to airplanes, but they seldom think of the brain of the man or woman behind the lens. As a person who has been trying to hone my craft in photography, I can tell you it can be the most taxing thing emotionally and mentally i have experienced while trying to do something that I “Love”. There are 2 sides of it for the person operating the camera, First is the operation and setting of the camera which can change from moment to moment depending on lighting, clouds, and the action or mood of the event. The second major player in the equation is the event itself. You have to ask yourself, what are you trying to tell with your picture? Ultimately, we are in a very unique position; we are given the privilege to capture a singular event as it happens, a child’s first hit in a baseball game , the winning goal in a hockey game , or maybe just a moment in time in a persons life that will never be exactly the same. The real trick is when to balance all this out and try to not over think the event as it happens. You will always have time to reexamine and adjust your style. Learning to embrace the moment and just push the shutter button… I’m working on that in the hopes that some day I will be able to view one of my pictures in print and fell the joy and elation that thousands of others have felt when they were just starting out as an unknown photographer.