I have been trying my hand at photography lately. I have always been interested in it and I was very fortunate that I had an art teacher that let us not only take our own photos, but also develop them and then enlarge them turning them to actual prints. We did that when I was in the 4th grade and I loved every second of it. I always said (obviously before digital photography hit the scene) that I wanted a darkroom in my house so I could take my photos and develop them.
As I have stated before I feel uncomfortable with color. I used to think it was distracting and took attention away from the subject I was trying to shoot. Upon further thought as of late I have come to the conclusion I have no idea how to handle color, what to do with it, how to handle it, lighting, what needs more attention than others, etc.
The last thing that I worry about is being all “one note”. “Yay another black and white photo from you, how …. (insert slam here)”.
I never really show my art because I am afraid of what people will say. Since it is a small extension of me I fear having it trampled or hurt in any way. Some people can just be dicks and that’s what I fear. I do not fear constructive criticism in any way I welcome it.
I am taking a huge leap here. This is the first social network where I have shown my face and that I am showing my artwork. I feel out of all places this is the best place to walk past that fear.
--Thank you for being you