Since I started my photography using my first DSLR in 2013, I never confident to be called as photographer or put photographer label with my name. The reason is because, I don’t want to go any further in my photography.
I prefer to be referred as someone who love to take photos, and I’m doing photography as one of my hobby. It’s a quick escape from my main profession as a Software Engineer. Yet, until now, I’m not thinking to go any further and doing professional photographer thing. :-)
After doing photography for a while, I thought I found my interest in photography, which is Street Photography. I join a lot of street photographer group and then I realize that I didn’t take photograph as what they did and posted in the group. I didn’t enjoy what they are posting on the group and so happen when I post my photo, only few of them like it.
That leaves me a question am I different or really bad on this ….
What about portraiture? Ah, yes! Everyone holding first camera really obsessed with the word “BOKEH”. I did a lot of portraiture in my first year with my DSLR and guess what, it’s a portrait of person with blurry, creamy bokeh background. I’m quite happy that time because I can produce the bokeh that they always keep talking about …
So after more than two years in photography, what is really photography for me? I’m doing photography for “documenting special moment or event in my life” and sharing with others.