Hi to those of you who were so lovely to comment on my photos and even add me to your watch list. You may (or may not) have been wondering if I were ever going to add anything else. I will.
Recently have just not made time to get some new “stuff”, but prior to that had been reading the various ?? blog conversations about what is art and what is not and blah, blah, blah. I appreciate people not wanting to flood out the “art” with happy snaps but it also made me not feel very welcome – despite the lovely comments people have made.
this is not meant to be a “poor me”, I know I’m not a photographer’s left pinky; I don’t have the equipment and really, at present, not the inclination to work towards becoming a fantastic photographer. I guess am just “playing”. But that doesn’t mean I haven’t or won’t come up with a real gem whilst I’m playing.
Sometimes it’s one of those “gems” and it’s recognition that can be the making of someone’s passion for photography.
I also realise that everyone has a right to free expression of their opinion and choose to view those conversations (whatever it’s called) not as personal attacks. That didn’t stop me feeling like I should just stay away until I could come up with something super fantastic (if that’s possible). maybe that is exactly what some of the people on this site would like. Hmmm.
I guess it comes back to what the site is about; only a show case for people already knowing they’re an artist and getting a chance for feedback and improvement or perhaps a bit more gracious and allow ’Wannabe’s" and “couldbe’s if they were encouraged” to get a foot in and some invaluable feedback from the very people who think they shouldn’t be there “clogging” up the site.
Basically I can see both points of view, but tend to lean towards being more charitable and letting everyone do with the site what they see it is for them. Maybe I’d feel more selfish if I was more established in my skill and fell into the category of “artist” or “photographer” instead of my self-confessed category of “point and snap”er. Maybe not.
Just an explanation of why I haven’t added anything for a while. Cheers.