“the only way to do great work is to love what you do. if you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. don’t settle. as with all matters of the heart, you’ll know it when you find it.” -steve jobs

“the only way to do great work is to love what you do. if you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. don’t settle. as with all matters of the heart, you’ll know it when you find it.” -steve jobs

i hope everyone had a great holiday! minus a small family scare, mine was pretty quiet. so back to the salt mines.

 

in browsing my twitter feed this weekend – www.twitter.com/alexandra62984, i stumbled upon this article by Aaron Nace.

 

http://phlearn.com/how-to-great-photographer

 

i thought this was a really great article and wanted to pay it forward. photography is about more than f-stops and ISO and shutter speed, depth of field and focal length. its about soul. its about capturing FEELING into a photograph. yes i love looking at properly exposed images and sharp portraits just as much as the next person but what i REALLY love about this art is the photos that make you stop and stare at them for HOURS. a photo with so much soul in it that you want to blow it up on your wall and live with it.

 

“your job is to care about something so passionately that everyone around you will find themselves caring too.”

 

as photographers, our job is to put all that CARING into the image. its why i love this art; i have been searching for so long for something that will let me express who i am, to the very core of my soul.

 

while the technical stuff is very important, you have to be searching for meaning all the time. searching for the emotional and soulful beauty in everything, and strive to put that on paper, on a canvas, on a screen. what does that emotion look like? how does it make you feel? the camera is simply the knife i use to carve my soul onto canvas.

 

**sidenote: this is also why i love music videos so much! when i find a song i love, i will stick my earbuds (so as not to annoy my co-workers) in, and listen to that sucker over and over and over again. i get lost in the meaning of the words and the soul of the video.

 

today’s song is “lost” by michael buble. how much do you want to eat him up???

 

check out aaron’s article, and have a wonderful week 🙂

 

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2 Comments
  • Angie
    Posted at 18:44h, 25 January Reply

    such a great quote. 🙂

    • Alexandra
      Posted at 20:19h, 25 January Reply

      and so true! thanks for the comment Angie!

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