The Coolest Thing About Photography

In the last four years since beginning photography I've noticed growth. Growth in my work, my style, my network and best of all, those who I work with. I've watched (and photographed) high school seniors become college graduates, couples become married and marriages grow into families. Seriously, isn't that the coolest? 

Lately I've been reflecting on how much my work has changed and how far I've come since buying my first camera. Many people always think that anyone with a "nice" camera can take photos. I was one of those people. Much to my surprise, it's not so much the "nice" camera, as it is the person working it. Lighting, RAW files, white balance, ISO, Aperture, using an external flash etc. Who knew there was so much more than just clicking a button?

Today I've sharing images of my work from the beginning verse my work now. And while I have so much more progress to make, I am proud of how far I've come through educating myself through online workshops, collaborating with other photographers and simply from practice.

Enjoy looking at photos I once thought were the The people in them of course are the bomb, however, my lighting, cropping and editing would definitely read on a report card "Room for improvement."