I like it I do..... I would go as far as saying I love it! I wouldn't go as far as saying I'm obsessed with it. I'm not a geek with it, I don't have an indepth knowledge of shutter speeds, lighting, frames and all that whatnot!
I have a camera that I'm ever so slightly in love with, and a couple of lens to play around with. And there's nothing I love more than going for a walk and pottering around, snapping away and sometimes getting some reasonably good shots!
Some say I'm a little too trigger happy, but my view is that for every decent picture you take, there are going to be at least ten - twenty appalling pictures!
Not only do I love taking pictures, I adore looking at other peoples stuff, professional photographers work, people at the same level as me, I can easily while away hours nosing through flickr if I'm not careful!
I own an obscene amount of photography books, they're my 'porn' if you like!!
When I was first diagnosed with Ushers one of my biggest fears was that one day I wouldn't be able to look at others photography, or carry on doing photography myself.
It was such a horrible and wretched feeling, that one of my main passions in life might be wrenched away from me. Through no fault or doing of my own.
Thankfully though, it's not going to happen.....
And....... I've discovered another reason to love photography.
You see, my camera lens' field of vision is FAR wider than mine. Even when taking the shot, I see only what I see.
And it's not until I get home and upload the pictures to my computer, that I see what I don't see.
So while photography, for many is a record of what they've seen or memories of an event, for me it can be an intriguing mystery.....
Who is that old man waving at with a massive grin on his face.
What made the toddler screw up her face and cry.
How comes I didn't see the tree with a squirrel running half way up with what looks like a sandwich in it's mouth???
The couple I didn't see, and who obviously didn't see me as they only have eyes for each other.
My favourite shop with MASSIVE sale signs..... (and by the time I went back to take advantage of the sale, had closed down!)
The stunning building, church, cloud formations, graffiti.....
I have to say though, that there are advantages to a limited field of vision with photography too.
Because I'm so focused on 'my' subject, I don't get distracted by mundane bits and bobs surrounding it.
I've recently had a few ideas for photography projects, all related to my Ushers, I shall keep you posted. You never know, they might end up being shown somewhere!
Short and sweet this week folks, I had a real struggle with not procrastinating, and the internet played silly buggers for quite some time last night!!!