Updated: May 1, 2019
Ansel Adams once said "A good photograph is knowing where to stand."
I recently took a photography class in which I was asked to identify my triggers as an Artist. The purpose of the assignment was to pinpoint the specific characteristics that make a "good photograph" from our point of view, which in turn would lead us to defining our personal style. This particular task has been a struggle for me in the past so I was excited to see where it would take me. Off the cuff, I listed the following: old buildings, vibrant colors, children, and uninhibited emotions.
Fast forward a couple of weeks. The class has ended and my family and I decided to take a weekend trip to our family farm. I recently added a new Canon 5D Mark IV to my bag so I took it along to experiment. When we returned home and I uploaded the images from our weekend, I referred back to the list I had made for the first time since I jotted it down. Would't you know the answers I've been searching for have been right here all along. It really is so simple... find what you love, then do that.
Never stop learning. Never stop exploring.