My Other Passion: Photography
I've always thought that if I were not doing what I do for a living that I'd like to go around the world and take photographs (maybe for National Geographic or something like that). I don't have one particular subject that I like better than others but I do tend to gravitate to the outdoors, so most of my shots end up there.
There is an ease about photography that I like, sitting outside waiting for the moment when the sun sets and the vibrant colors bounce off the water, reflecting beautifully in oranges and reds, is serenity.
Then (in the times when digital media wasn't as prominent) going into the darkroom and developing what you've just shot hoping that you'll have that "perfect shot." It's like Christmas Day.
Now with digital photography you've got a greater range to work with. Photoshop and other photo editing software programs have taken away the "darkroom" days and replaced them with laptop days. I can edit my photos anywhere as long as I have my computer with me. And I truly feel that the digital age has made it so much easier for anyone to become a photographer, film maker or record producer for that matter. Technology is incredible!
But the bottom line for me is that a good photograph captures a moment in time and hopefully that moment in time evokes a visceral, almost emotional response from the viewers.
They stand the test of time, allow us a look into our past and in some cases teach us lessons for the future.