I have a simple question to ask you: If you could photograph one thing, anywhere in the world, what would it be?
I posted this question to Twitter and got some great responses. Some said it would be their kids, others chose exotic places. Some chose to reconnect with places that brought back memories from their childhood.
I found the spectrum of responses fascinating. Almost everyone came at the question from an emotional level – from deep within their heart rather than a business perspective.
It’s a simple question that can bring up many more, which is the best kind.
If that’s the most important thing to you, what’s keeping you from pursuing it with all your heart?
Imagine you’re there – how would you photograph it?
How would you convey the emotion that it stirred in you?
I’m a research-aholic, so I’m constantly dreaming of and researching places I’d like to photograph. Right now I’m trying to balance that curiosity with how the resulting photos would fit within my portfolio (or expand it). Do I return to someplace I love and go deeper or do I attempt to quench that thirst for new experiences?
To me, this is the fun part. The whole marketing side of things, dealing with galleries, etc, is all well and good and enables the rest of it, but the dreaming…ahh, the dreaming.