I love creating fine art conceptual portraits. I also love creating portraits for seniors, children, newborns, families, actors, and models. But, all of these have one thing in common: people. I really do like people, but I'm an introvert. What that means is engaging in social activities drains my, shall we say, batteries. I recharge by being alone and doing quiet things like hiking and reading.
Since I've embarked on the wonderful path of portrait photography, I've found I've gotten away from other types of photography that I love. In the next few months, I am making an effort to go out and shooting personal projects. I hope to share these adventures with all of you in future blog posts.
A few of the things I can mention about my future projects are:
- Film: Since going fully digital, I have been nostalgic for that old Pentax K1000 that I sold. I regret selling that camera to this day. I should have hung onto it. Fortunately, a friend lent me his fully manually Nikon and I have been sparingly shooting some film. When I finish the roll, I plan to scan them in and share.
- Pets: I will be shooting more pet portraits. I love animals. I don't know why I don't photograph them more often. I can't speak in detail, yet, but there's a project in planning with this one.
- Nature: I miss photographing landscapes and macros. I promised myself that when the weather breaks and I start my hiking again, I will bring my camera with me.
- Historical Buildings: Detroit and the surrounding area have many historical buildings with gorgeous architecture. I want to photograph more of them for dual purposes: photographing architecture and creating images to use in future concepts.
I am very excited about these excursions. I hope you will enjoy the resulting photographs.