For me, being behind the camera is about capturing moments that might otherwise be forgotten. It's about seeing things from a different perspective and noticing the beauty in the world around me. I love the way that a camera can capture the light, the colors, and the details that we might miss in our everyday lives.
When I'm behind the camera, I feel like I'm in my own little world. I can tune out everything else and focus completely on the moment that I'm capturing. Sometimes I wake up in the morning, grab my camera, and choose to go wherever the spirit moves me, continuing to explore people and places. Other times, I have a specific idea in mind, and I set out to capture that idea in the best way possible.
One of the things that I love about being behind the camera is that it allows me to connect with people in a unique way. When I'm photographing someone, I'm not just taking a picture of their physical appearance. I'm also capturing their personality, their energy, and their essence. I love it when people are natural in front of the camera when they're not posing or trying to be something they're not. That's when I feel like I'm really able to capture the essence of who they are.
Of course, being behind the camera isn't always easy. Sometimes I have to deal with difficult lighting conditions, or find creative ways to capture a moment that's happening too quickly. Other times, I have to navigate the delicate balance between being present in the moment and capturing that moment on camera. But even when things get challenging, I always feel like I'm learning something new.
At the end of the day, being behind the camera is about exploring the world one shot at a time. It's about noticing the beauty in the everyday, and capturing moments that might otherwise be forgotten. Whether I'm exploring a new place or photographing someone I've known for years, being behind the camera always fills me with a sense of wonder and excitement. And for that, I'm grateful.