Some photographer's feel one has to specialize in order to be successful. Other's feel you need to be able to shoot a variety of genres to give oneself a chance to be profitable. It is a question that can be debate long and hard with both sides making strong arguments. Having been a photographer since I was a small boy I can honestly say I have come full circle. When I picked up my first camera around the age of six I would take photo's of just about anything. The world was new and photography was a way to explore.
As I went through my school years, first high school then college I settled into different nithces. I started with sport's and journalism, then moved on to landscape and nature. At the art college people became my focus and I did portraiture and weddings for a number of years. Now that I am teaching I have found that I have gained a new appreciation for where I started and thus have started to explore once again. The last three day's efforts are a small microcosm of this.
September 11. I started the day walking my boy's to school with my wife and then heading out for a morning walk with her. Using my iPhone I captured some of the scenes as they presented themselves to me during this time. From our shadows as they appeared in front of us to a large flower in a vegetable garden and finally the reflections on a back of a truck, these were all subjects for my lens. It was reminiscent of my walks in my childhood snapping away with my twin lens reflex camera.