One of the photographers I follow, David duChemin (a world and humanitarian photographer), always talks about how vision is much more important than just taking photos. This challenges me and I agree with him wholeheartedly! Vision should always drive the train in everything we do.
So what's my vision, you might be thinking? Good question...I'm still trying to figure that out. I was telling Joshua (my husband) the other day that when I take photos, I feel like I glorify God. It reminds me of the quote from the movie Chariots of Fire.
I feel like when I take photographs, I feel His pleasure. That might be extreme for some of you, but there are only a few things that I do that is accompanied by God's pleasure and photography is one of them. So, saying all of that, I believe that God has a purpose for photography in my life and I want to figure that out so I can do it and do it well.
In 2016, I hope that I can uncover this. This is one reason why I am doing weekly photo portraits. I love taking pictures of people and I love showing our shared humanity. I feel like (and maybe I'm wrong) I do a good job at it, too. I also love showing the beauty of creation, hence all the pictures of the ocean, flowers and sunsets. Urban settings are fun to shoot, too! I have many things I love to capture, but hopefully as I gain a vision for my photography, you will see that reflected in my work.
So friend, let me flip the question back to you: What's your vision? What drives what you do? I hope that you can answer this question and be excited about whatever it is you're doing with your life!