A foundational moment for any emerging photographer is to end up with a picture that exactly matches what was seen in the moment the shutter snapped.
From there, the process of trial and error becomes incrementally easier.
The beginning years of my photography life focused on “capturing” what I could with the camera out in the world rather than “creating” or assembling something in a studio.
I can vividly recall my first forays in the studio. To say I was a fish out of water is an understatement.
Once I realized that success in the studio could rise from the foundation of my “capturing” experience, things got easier. It wasn’t long before my interior abilities caught up with my exterior experiences.
Being able to capture what I create and create what I capture was the ultimate merger of my artistic abilities.
About the author: I am Stephen Kennedy, an experienced photographer with more than 2500 completed sessions in all 50 US states.