If you’re just starting out in photography and you don’t have people around you who share your interest, making yourself to get out there and do it can be hard. There are a plenty ways to motivate yourself but the most effective for me has been sharing. Sharing with friends and family, but also with the rest of the world. I’ve shared most of the photos I’ve ever taken through the Creative Commons licence and because of that my photos have been used, widely.
It’s about time I had my own website. I’ve been building them for everybody else for about 10 years now. I’ve started projects to build websites for myself a handful of times and usually gotten bored with the process before completing the job, or finished it after weeks of effort only to abandon it shortly thereafter. I’m not exactly what you’d call a starter-finisher, especially if there are no external pressures on me to do the finishing – but one thing I have maintained over the last several years with uncharacteristic persistence is an enthusiasm for amateur photography. So I figured I’d start a blog about my hobby with a view to passing on the occasional nugget of knowledge accumulated in it’s pursuit.