My photography and video journey started with my Panasonic Lumix G7. I wanted to make short films and family videos. I made several and enjoyed the process. Once we had our second child, I had to make a choice between film and family. Family came first… and along with it came photography. I went on my photography journey for a few years and it’s something I’ll continue for the rest of my life. It’s the first hobby I’ve had that let’s me think about communicating visually. It’s an art form in itself. I fell in love with all the principles that make a good image. As much photography is art, it’s also discipline. I take pride in what I’ve learned and the friends I’ve gained along the way.
This year, 2021, it’s time to apply everything I’ve learned back into film and video. I always knew my journey was a long one. I’m not stopping photography, but extending it into cinematography. Several months ago, during the quarantine, I made several short videos with my kids. The kids loved it and I had a great time directing them. It was a phenomenal achievement in that I got to do what I love, and keep my family a part of it. We watched the videos last week and everyone enjoyed them. It reminded me of the pleasure I had making them.
You see, when my kids were young, I had to make a sacrifice and hang up the short films. Now that they’re older and they’ve expressed interest in cameras, photography and video, I only want to spend more time with them – and doing what I love, while being around the people that I love. This was a revelation.
Now, let’s get into the new resolution for this website. I created this site with the intent of making it a community website. However, the side hobbies all pulled me in different directions. Over the past year, I maintained this website, a YouTube channel, and kept up with my photography skills. You see, video and photography are not the same thing. Making YouTube videos takes an enormous amount of time. In addition, I work full-time and am a father to my kids. In short, it hasn’t been easy to do all these things. I have some goals I’m trying to realize and I can only do that by focusing on them.
So this year, I’m going to expand this website to make it more community-oriented. It’s time to focus and go after my field of dreams.
“If you build it, they will come.”A field of dreams
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