See i’ve always fancied the idea of 'becoming good’ at photography it’s a skill that i've always wanted to hone, I remember one family holiday to Tenerife where I bought a disposable camera a full 32 frames & was ready to snap away & capture some of the amazing scenery while out and about on our hire car adventure. I began snapping away & capturing (what i thought to be) the most 'breathtaking landscape' while traveling around arguably one of the prettiest of the canary islands. All the time thinking to myself.. WOW! i've got some absolute stunners here!! Quite ambitious thinking really! considering i was using a Fuji disposable camera... Gotta love the 90’s!
Well needless to say once home & still very much on my holiday high i went to process the film & waited relatively impatiently for the long drawn out hour for processing!. But that was the height of speed back then!
I was so eager to see my fabulous pictures that i opened them up there and then while waiting for my change & really had to do a double take! before biting my tongue.. I was just about to query if there had in fact been some sort of mix-up or mistake?. but the images i was looking down at were indeed familiar to me. In fact if I squinted really hard & stared long enough I could actually.. vaguely.. make them out.
Was i disappointed? YEAH! what can i say! i'm just born with crazy high standards!
The pictures were all washed out, grey looking & they just looked hideous. Fit for one purpose only really yep, The BIN!
Definitely not! the “WOW" pictures i had eagerly anticipated, but i guess I'm just a girl who believed in miracles!!
I realized waaay back then that photography is more of a skillful art & like many different forms of art the skill involved is an understanding of equipment, material and what works!
I am now on a mission.. to produce my perfect “WOW'S” after all life is short! and you should get busy doing something you love. My dream is to become a recognised wedding photographer! YJ