There are multiple definitions of the word amateur. When it comes to photography, I am, by several of these definitions, an amateur. It’s something that I genuinely enjoy doing, but I am neither paid for it, nor am I particularly skilled. I realize that I have much work to do in both taking and editing photographs. More skilled photographers and photo editors could likely do much better with the same subjects and photos, respectively. However, I also realize that the only way to improve my skill in photography is to go out and shoot.
‘The Amateur Photographer’ will be a regular segment on this blog. Each entry will feature photographs taken in different places. I will also give my personal observations, ideas, interpretations, and reflections on many of the photographs posted.
In addition to getting out with my camera, receiving feedback, positive or negative, is a way to learn and improve. Thus, I genuinely welcome feedback and comments. Thank you. I hope you enjoy each edition of ‘The Amateur Photographer’.
Update: I have since discontinued publishing photography posts on this site. I still regularly post photos, but I do so on this site. Go check it out!