this is one of my many attempts at taking a Portrait shot, in this image is my little sister Stacy, she is beautiful and people tell me all the time that we look alike. i think i was successful in taking a portrait shot because in this picture it shows her as herself. i used the available light to my advantage but i feel like i made this picture to commercialized.
Why I do what I do? Well I find taking pictures to be more of an escape. If I find my self-stress or annoyed by some unwanted issues, I can leave the room I am in and just loose myself to these other places. Create my own world of images and forget whatever problems I have. Where I like to make my escape, well i like to take nature pictures, birds animals, flowers, trees, nature is my place to run away and forget the real world. I can spend hours just taking pictures of a single stream (I have before) I would take so many different perspectives, the stream as a whole, or a view from right above the rushing water. I honestly find doing all this to be well worth the effort. Its important to me maybe not other people but it is to me, it clams my nerves and lets me do what I want. Then I can show others around the world what ever I see and how I see it. Photography is important because it gives us the chance to show the truth in the world even if it is for just a split second in time that truth was there and will be there forever in that image.