What is a lesser photographer?

Writer and photographer C.J. Chilvers describes why he started his photography realted blog,  A Lesser Photographer, over a year ago.

An entire generation is being led to believe that the features on their cameras are more important than the photos they produce.

This is a blog for the rest of us; for the ones not interested in what’s marketable, but what’s remarkable. In other words, it’s a place for what the arrogant in our hobby would deem “lesser photographers.”

I’ve been guilty in the past of focusing more on the technical side of photography.  I still do. I would talk about megapixels and lenses and sensor size as though just having the right equipment would help me produce better results.  It didn’t.

Starting sometime late last year, I decided that none of that was making my photography more compelling – to me. I was not enjoying my hobby as much. I had forgotten that what had brought me to photography was capturing images for my own enjoyment.  Not for sale.  Not to impress other people.  Just for me.

I wanted to bring the joy back to my hobby.   That’s one reason I started a 365 project this year.  I wanted to experience the wonder – and the personal challenge – of seeing how well I could capture the experience that was before my eyes.  I wanted to make my photography compelling again.  At least to me.

Liked this post? Follow this blog to get more. 

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

To respond on your own website, enter the URL of your response which should contain a link to this post's permalink URL. Your response will then appear (possibly after moderation) on this page. Want to update or remove your response? Update or delete your post and re-enter your post's URL again. (Learn More)