Monday, July 30, 2007

This is why I photograph!

I have been blessed with the opportunity to learn from one of the greatest photographers on the planet! Saturday was my first class of three with Tony Corbell, the Master of Light.

Although, for the record....he mentioned that he'd rather be called 'The Shadow Chaser' instead. ;) And he wants a cape... What a goofy guy! Gotta love him.
Saturday was very important in my journey to becoming a better photographer. I not only learned many important skills regarding my equipment, how to use certain tools, and much about the "Ooh, so crucial" importance of light and dark...

...but I learned about the NEED of Inspiration.

Tony mentioned something that hit me hard.

We are photographers. We take pictures...we aren't discovering the cure for cancer.
However, what we do....can also change the world.

I am a photographer...I have the 'gift' of observation and the 'eye' to create ART.

I love my job.

Tony inspired me to look beyond the obvious...step out of the box, and find the "Extrodinary" out of the 'ordinary'.

This is the young lady I was privledged to photograph...

And my Vision.
My art.


melissakoehlerphotography said...

These came out fantastic! I especially love the last one with the colors!

sdohana said...

awesome shots!