My name is Scott Nichols and I am a very green photographer, desiring to be half as talented as some of the bloggers at DPS or Photographers at National Geographic. The truth be told, the photographers at NG will take more than 10 times more pictures on one story than I have in a life time… yet.
I’m sure these individuals are talented because they are devoted in educating themselves up to their necks, leaving just enough room to hold a camera above the knowledge, to snap an amazing picture. But, I would be willing to say that they gained most of their skills by practicing.
That’s why I started this project, to practice to become a better photographer. Not just a better portrait photographer or landscape photographer. A better photographer in every category. I can’t do a photo a day due to work and family, but I can plan ideas during the week and shoot them all on the weekend. You can argue that that’s intuitive, or counter intuitive, trying to think what the shot looks like before the shot has been taken. Busy schedule require busy minds, and it gets pretty busy in there when your border line ADHD and you sit in a cubical all day.
I hope you enjoy the pictures and articles as we pass through 2012. I hope to show in the upcoming year how well practice and applying techniques will translate into better pictures.