As a professional videographer, I have always had the utmost respect for photographers. They have to tell a story with one shot, one photograph, and in one moment in time. Photography can be a challenging task.
I shoot many of my mini documentaries, weddings and promotional spots on Canon dslrs. Because I am shooting video on a dslr, it gives me the opportunity to learn how the camera works. Because I use an instrument that was designed to capture photographs for video, I have gained a great appreciation for photography. Unlike video where you capture many still frames a second, photography gives you one chance. Think about it…one chance to make an impression, one chance to deliver, one chance (in some cases) to get your story correct.
I am now starting to explore photography. It is fun, creative, and challenging. What brings me great joy is the ability to photograph an ordinary object up close, something we take for granted. And while capturing that mundane everyday object, I try to tell a story. Whether it be the objects texture that you look at differently, or how the object melts with the bokeh that surrounds it. Portraits are also great to shoot. Right now I am exploring, who knows what tomorrow will bring.
I have been working in television/media for over 16 years. My experience includes news photojournalist, editor, and storyteller. It is my belief that you have a chance to better your skills each time you pick up the camera. I strive to be better than I was yesterday.