As I struggle to make a living doing what I love I think about this a lot. For some photography is life. It's not something we turn on and off. We live and breathe it so when I think of my "professional" photographs they are ones that are done for a purpose beyond just the enjoyment of making a photograph.
But sometimes, I like to just simply make photographs for only the sheer pleasure of it.
I have been having discussions with photographers lately and been mulling over creating an advanced storytelling workshop designed to help photographers up their results from consistently good photographs to consistently special moments captured.
My friend Greg Knox at Bright Ideas Learning is already teaching a solid introductory class on how to use photography basics to improve ones use of the camera. This would be for those who are comfortable with their equipment and know how to expose and capture action already. More focussed on how to see and compose for telling a story and then using all that knowledge from Greg to take your pictures to that next level.
But for today I needed a breather and have fun with my hobby.