I do a lot of landscape photography. It’s what I enjoy most. But there is a much greater benefit to shooting landscapes than simply personal enjoyment . . . getting to know my camera.
When you know your camera well, you can shoot anything.
Whatever genre you enjoy, the more you do it, the more you’ll get to know your camera. And the more you get to know your camera, the less you have to think about the technical side of things, and the more second-nature using it will become. Once you’re thinking less about your camera, you will have more time to think about what you’re shooting: the creative and relational side of photography.
So, whatever photography you love to do, do it well! Even if it may not seem to be beneficial for much at the beginning, you will be surprised at how your horizons will expand into the different genres!
Yesterday we celebrated my Grandma’s 87th birthday! I’m not a senior portrait photographer (no pun intended), but regardless of what genre of photography I love, because I love it and do it often, a special day for Grandma became an opportunity for me, a photographer, to provide a professional blessing to others. And is this not really the ultimate goal of a photographer?
How well do you know your camera? If you’re a beginning photographer, click here to learn more about the Basic DSLR Photography Course I’m writing. If you consider yourself more of a “beyond-beginner”, click here to view upcoming CAPTURE workshops where we can go into more depth through hands-on training. Lenspiration offers something for everyone!