I don’t like to explain my photographic style, but when compelled, I say I’m a people shooter and a street photographer. I shoot “environmental portraits,” people wherever they are. (I’m also a photojournalist.)
I’m not a photographic snob – I appreciate all types and styles of photography. I’m also not a purest – thinking old methods are the only way.
I consider photography to be an artform, and I think of myself as a photographic artist, However, like most artists, I often must do something other than art photography to pay the bills. I don’t consider that whoring by any measure.
Although I prefer having a human element in my photos, I’ll shoot scenes or anything else I find interesting. Not that everything works but I’m a compulsive shooter.
I was driving down a country highway on an ominously cloudy day and noticed the church, so I stopped and walked around the area, including the graveyard behind the church. There wasn’t a soul around,
I found my shot when I walked across the street and saw the memorial. “Daddy” became my human element. I shot with an 18-55mm lens and my camera was set on P (Program) and ISO 400. The lighting was flat and even without hot areas.
When editing the photo, I did some adjusting with an app – sepia toning the shot and enriching the clouds. It’s not a sunset or waterfall, but it’s my style of scenic.